Murrieta (USA). Six people died Saturday in a plane crash in southern California. The accident happened near the airport in the city of Murrieta, California, between Los Angeles and San Diego. According to news from the ‘KTLA’ television channel, the plane had departed from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, it was a Cessna C550 commercial aircraft. According to the Riverside County Fire Department, officers found the plane in flames just after 4:15 a.m. Immediately after, all six people on board were pronounced dead at the scene. The identities of those killed in the accident have not been made public.
National Transportation Safety Board aviation investigator Elliot Simpson said the private plane crashed 300ft from the runway at the small airport while attempting to land due to an incident marine weather in the region. He said landing conditions at the airport meet minimum standards.
Simpson said in Saturday’s incident the plane caught fire everywhere but the rear after it crashed. Local media videos showed charred wreckage the size of a small plane in a blackened field opposite the airfield.
Radar data from flight-tracking website FlightAware shows only one business jet was traveling from Las Vegas to French Valley at the time. Before landing, the plane circled the ground once. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, where French Valley Airport is located, said authorities found the plane completely engulfed in flames in a field after the crash and declared all six people on board dead. on site.
Simpson said the National Transportation Safety Board will continue to investigate the plane crash and more results are expected within the next two weeks. He did not reveal the names of the dead.
Keywords: California, Los Angeles
FIRST POST: July 09, 2023, 09:00 HST