A Danville man was killed when his home-built plane crashed near the Calaveras County Airport on Friday, according to a report in the Contra Costa Times.
The man killed, Dr. Russell Hackler, 68, worked at Grove Way Veterinary Hospital in Castro Valley.
Hackler's family has been notified.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Hackler was flying alone when the crash occurred.
Dozens of people have commented about Hackler on Castro Valley Patch, talking about how he impacted their lives and their pets.
(Realted on CV Patch: Plane Crash Kills Russell Hackler of Grove Way Veterinary)
Thomas Clarke wrote, "Dr Hackler was a terrific vet. He cared for my two Mexican Double Yellow Head Amazons for more than twenty years as welll as the long progression of dogs. He is greatly missed, even as he moved on to his active retirement."
If you knew Dr. Hackler through his veterinary work or his flight hobby and would care to leave a memorial, please use the comments.