Dr. Russell Hackler, known to Castro Valley residents through his work at Grove Way Veterinary Hospital, died Friday when his home-built plane crashed near the Calaveras County Airport, according to a report in the Contra Costa Times.
The family have been notified. Hackler, 68, lived in Danville.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Hackler was flying alone when the crash occurred.
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