RED BLUFF, Calif. -

Officials are investigating an aircraft accident at the Red Bluff Airport that happened at 9:51 a.m. on Monday.

An official from CAL FIRE confirmed that the pilot was killed. He was later identified as James C. Carter, 65, of Durham.

Witnesses told police that the ultralight plane got about 50 to 75 feet into the air after taking off when it crashed.

CAL FIRE responded to the scene to extinguish a fire on board the aircraft. The Red Bluff Airport was temporarily closed.

An official with the FAA told us that the vehicle was an Airborne Windsports Edge XT-912 L weight-shift control aircraft. He also said that the FAA will investigate.

We have a reporter at the scene and will have more details for you shortly.