One person was killed Sunday night when an aircraft went down in the Capital Hills area of Tehachapi, the Kern County Fire Department confirmed.

At about 6 p.m., the fire department was informed of reports of an aircraft down north of Mill Street and Highway 58, Engineer Anthony Romero said.

Helicopter 407 out of Keene was called to the scene, and found the aircraft. Romero described it as a "small plane."

"A single-engine Cessna 152 crashed under unknown circumstances near Challenger Drive and Vienna Street Sunday evening," Federal Aviation Administration public affairs manager Ian Gregor wrote in an email to TBC Media.

The pilot was the only person on board, Gregor wrote.

About 20 Kern County firefighters were at the scene, and at one point Kern County Sheriff's Search and Rescue was called upon.

It was not yet known where the Cessna originated, where it was headed and what led to the aircraft going down.

The coroner's office was called to the scene.

Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, Gregor reported.

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