Searchers find wreckage of small plane headed to Ariz.

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An Aeropro single-engine two-seat aircraft, similar to this one, crashed on a flight from Northern California to Arizona. By Catherine Holland An Aeropro single-engine two-seat aircraft, similar to this one, crashed on a flight from Northern California to Arizona. By Catherine Holland

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. -- Searchers have found the wreckage of a single-engine plane reported missing on a flight from Northern California to Arizona.

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Department said the pilot was killed in the crash. The name of the pilot has not been released.

The Aeropro two-seat aircraft disappeared after taking off from Half Moon Bay, Calif., which is about 25 miles south of San Francisco, before dawn on Monday.

The wreckage was found around noon on Tuesday in California about 400 yards west of the airport.

The plane was headed for Marana Regional Airport near Tucson.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.