A woman died and a man was seriously injured in a parachutist crash.
The single-engine Cessna Caravan crashed near San Diego’s Oceanside Airport around 1:50 p.m. yesterday.
The plane, used by skydiving company GoJump Oceanside, was said to be approaching the airport for landing when it crashed.
The man and woman were the only people on board the plane at the time of the incident.
Both had to be extricated from the wreckage by firefighters, who used hydraulic equipment to extricate them, Oceanside Fire Department Battalion chief Justin Klopfenstein said in a news release.
They were taken to the hospital, but the woman was later pronounced dead.
The identity of the victims was not released by the authorities.
In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration told ABC 10News, “A single-engine Cessna 208B crashed while the pilot attempted to land at Oceanside Municipal Airport in Oceanside, California around 2 p.m. local time today.
“Two people were on board. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.
“The NTSB will lead the investigation and provide additional updates.”
According to flight tracking data, the plane was on its seventh voyage on the day it crashed.
The Cessna 208 Caravan took off from Oceanside at 1:31 p.m. Friday and was scheduled to land at 1:47 p.m.
Yesterday’s crash marks the second time a skydiver has fallen trying to land at Oceanside Airport in just over three months.
In February, two people were injured when a Cessna 208B crashed in the same area.
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