The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office says it happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday in an area east of Highway 65 and south of 120.
The photos from the scene show a large bundle of charred grass still smoking from what appears to have been a fiery crash.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the multi-engine Cessna 336 had taken off from Porterville Municipal Airport with one person on board.
He was on his way to Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport in Wisconsin.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will continue their investigation.
This story is being developed and will be updated.
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