Plane headed to Phoenix crashes in Oxnard, California, killing pilot

Brian J. Varela

A small aircraft crashed right into a strawberry area in north Oxnard on Friday morning, killing the pilot.

The craft then caught fireplace, sending up a plume of black smoke close to Highway 101.

The crash was reported round 8 a.m. in a area on the north facet of the 101, east of Del Norte Boulevard, in accordance to the Ventura County Fire Department. The website is west of the Camarillo Airport, the place the aircraft took off shortly earlier than the crash.

No different victims have been discovered throughout a search on the bottom and by helicopter, fireplace officers mentioned. Two city search-and-rescue canine additionally searched the sphere.

Firefighters reported a broadly scattered particles area and mentioned the aircraft was engulfed in flames once they arrived.

Andy VanSciver, a Ventura County firefighter and spokesman, confirmed one particular person was aboard and had died in the crash. VanSciver mentioned he couldn’t launch extra particulars on the dying.

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