Four killed in plane crash at Corona air­field; cause un­known

Antelope Valley Press - - OPINION -

CORONA (AP) — Four peo­ple were killed Wed­nes­day in the crash of a small air­plane at a South­ern Cal­i­for­nia air­field, au­thor­i­ties said.

The plane went down at Corona Mu­nic­i­pal Air­port, Corona po­lice said in a so­cial me­dia post.

Fire­fight­ers found the plane burn­ing in brush on the east side of the air­port, not far from one end of the run­way.

Four fa­tal­i­ties were con­firmed, the Corona Fire De­part­ment said in Twit­ter post.

The air­craft crashed un­der un­known cir­cum­stances and the Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Na­tional Trans­porta­tion Safety Board will in­ves­ti­gate, FAA spokesman Ian Gre­gor said.

The air­port was closed to flights af­ter the crash.

The air­port is strictly for recre­ational avi­a­tion and has sev­eral hun­dred gen­eral avi­a­tion air­craft based there, ac­cord­ing to its web­site.

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