TEHACHAPI, Calif. — Authorities say one person was killed in the crash of a small plane in Southern California mountains.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Cessna 152 crashed Sunday evening near Tehachapi.

Kern County Fire Department Capt. Jason Knaggs says a body was recovered from the wreckage in a mountainous area southeast of Bakersfield.

Gregor says the pilot was the only person on board.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.