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Crews find wreckage of plane east of San Francisco

UPDATE: 6 p.m. - (AP) - The Alameda County Fire Department says the wreckage of a small plane traveling to Oakland has been found and that the pilot is presumed dead.

Alameda County Fire Department spokeswoman Aisha Knowles tells KCRA-TV the plane was found in Castro Valley and crews are trying to determine what resources are needed to recover it from bushy terrain.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane, with tail number N323PA, was registered to John Sacco, of Rocklin. Authorities haven't said if Sacco was flying the plane.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says air traffic controllers lost radar and radio contact Tuesday morning with the Piper PA-32 about 12 miles east of Oakland International Airport. 

Original Post: (AP) - Fire crews are looking for a missing airplane east of San Francisco.

Officials say are searching in the Sunol area of Alameda County for the plane.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says air traffic controllers lost radar and radio contact Tuesday morning with a Piper PA-32 about 12 miles east of Oakland International Airport.

The Alameda County Fire Department spokeswoman Aisha Knowles says the department received reports of a downed aircraft, which was traveling from Lincoln, California to Oakland and that search crews are trying to locate it.

Gregor says the FAA issued an alert notice, which is the first step in initiating a search.

The search comes two days after a single-engine plane, carrying a family of five from Gilroy, California crashed near Bakersfield, killing everyone on board.