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Officials: 2 dead in homebuilt plane crash in California

8 months 1 week 6 days ago Saturday, March 31 2018 Mar 31, 2018 March 31, 2018 6:22 PM March 31, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Photo: KABC-TV

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say two people have been killed after a homebuilt airplane crashed into a shed outside the Southern California city of Santa Paula.

Ventura County fire Capt. Stan Ziegler says the two-seat aircraft went down Saturday afternoon. It was a clear and sunny day.

He says the two people were pronounced dead when firefighters got to the scene less than a mile from Santa Paula Airport.

Santa Paula is roughly 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the plane was a homebuilt Vans RV-6A that caught fire after it went down.

Gregor says the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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