WHITEWATER, Calif. -

An ultra-light plane crashed Saturday night in Whitewater, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

The small plane went down just after 7:00 p.m. just off the road leading up to the Whitewater preserve.

The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene, said Cheri Patterson with Riverside County Fire.

There's no word on what caused the plane to go down.

We will bring you new information as it comes in.