by BakersfieldNow Staff 

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A plane crash has been reported on North Driver Road and East Lerdo Highway near Minter Field Airport in Shafter.

According to the Kern County Fire Department, at 11:56 am reports of an aircraft down in Shafter.

KCFD and other agencies responded and found a small aircraft with one occupant inside. The occupant was declared dead at the scene.

Federal Aviation and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified for investigation purposes.

There are no reports of what caused the plane crash at this time.

Shafter Police, Kern County Sheriff’s Department, Environmental Health, and Hall Ambulance all responded to the scene.