AUSTIN, Texas -

The pilot of a single-engine plane was killed in a crash into a field in Central Texas that ignited a brush fire.

The Austin American-Statesman ( ) reports that the plane crashed Saturday and ignited a brush fire that scorched 7 acres in northwest Travis County before firefighters extinguished it.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.

The plane was an American Champion 7-GCBC, a fixed-gear plane built in 2001 that was issued a new flight certificate in January.

Board spokesman Keith Holloway told the newspaper the investigator should have a preliminary report within five to 10 days, though a complete report takes between 12 and 18 months.