A tragic incident unfolded on Saturday morning in Southern California as a plane crashed into a field, resulting in the loss of six lives. The aircraft erupted in flames upon impact, engulfing approximately an acre of surrounding vegetation. The devastating crash occurred near Murrieta, California, in southwest Riverside County, situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, Your Content has learned.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the ill-fated flight originated from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas before tragically ending in the field. The aircraft involved was a Cessna C550 business jet.
Upon discovering the burning plane after 4:15 a.m., authorities declared all six occupants deceased at the scene, as confirmed by the Riverside County Fire Department. Currently, the identities of the individuals who lost their lives remain undisclosed. Both the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the FAA have initiated investigations into the crash.
This unfortunate incident marks the second fatal crash near French Valley Airport in Riverside County. Earlier in the week, a plane collided with a building adjacent to the airport, resulting in the death of one individual and injuries to three others, according to AP News.