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Name released for pilot killed in Tehachapi crash

Authorities respond to a plane crash Sunday night, Nov. 19, 2017, in Tehachapi, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

The Kern County coroner on Tuesday released the name of a pilot killed over the weekend in a Tehachapi crash.

The Kern County Fire Department said the small plane went down Sunday night north of Mills Street and Highway 58.

Kelvin Arayon Javier, 49, of Cerritos, was identified as the only person aboard.

Eyewitnesses said they saw the plane take off out of the Tehachapi airport around 5:50 that evening.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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