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Plane crash kills one in the US

world Updated: Aug 13, 2008 09:31 IST

One person onboard a plane was killed on Tuesday when the aircraft crashed on a freeway in the US state of California, the officials said.

The accident occurred at 8.05 a.m.

The US Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, Ian Gregor, said the plane tried to land on the westbound Interstate 40, some 15 km west of Needles city near the California-Arizona border. The aircraft also hit a car.

The official, however, did not reveal whether the victim was a pilot or a passenger.

The condition of the car's occupants was not immediately known.