California: One dead and another injured in skydiving plane crash

One person was killed and another injured in a skydiving plane crash in San Diego

The man and woman were the only people on board the plane at the time of the crash (Image: Ryan Grothe / MEGA)

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.

A Cessna Caravan with two people on board crashed in Oceanside, California this afternoon. The plane was flown by Go Jump Skydiving. It was on final approach to Oceanside Airport. This is the company's second crash this year. On February 24, another Cessna Caravan crashed just a few feet from where that crash occurred. Both on board were transported to a local hospital in serious condition. The woman on board was pronounced dead a short time later. FAA officials arrived at the scene to conduct their investigation. June 03, 2022 Pictured: FAA inspector looks around the Cessna Caravan that crashed in Oceanside, California this afternoon. Photo credit: Ryan Grothe / MEGA +1 888 505 6342

FAA officials are investigating the crash (Image: Ryan Grothe / MEGA)

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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