A business plane crashes in a California field, killing all 6 passengers

A business plane crashes in a California field

Six people were killed when a plane crashed into a field in Southern California, Saturday morning, before it caught fire.

The plane caught fire and nearly an acre of farmland caught fire before it crashed near an airport in Murrieta, in southwestern Riverside County, California, according to the Associated Press.

Video footage showed the plane completely burnt and charred in the middle of the fields, while police cars were stationed at the accident site.

According to KTLA, the aircraft had taken off from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas before tragically crashing into the field.

According to the station, the aircraft was identified as a Cessna C550 business jet.

Shortly after the discovery of the burning plane at approximately 4:15 a.m., the Riverside County Fire Department confirmed that all six occupants of the aircraft were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The identities of those killed in the accident were not revealed.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration. Efforts are underway to carefully examine the incident, ensuring a thorough evaluation of the circumstances surrounding it.

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