Six people have died when a light aircraft crashed into a field, causing a major fire.
A Cessna C550 business jet burst into flames after crashing in Southern California, USA.
About an acre of vegetation caught fire after the crash near an airport in the town of Murrieta in southwest Riverside County between Los Angeles and San Diego.
The flight had departed from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas before the shocking incident, which allegedly took place as it approached the runway at Murrieta.
Rescue workers rushed to the scene of the accident around 4:15 a.m. local time (12:15 p.m. UK time).
According to the Riverside County Fire Department, all six people on board were pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the plane was found on fire.
The identities of those killed in the crash have not been released.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the US Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.
It’s the second fatal crash this week at the small county-owned airport in Murrieta, home to about 112,000 residents.
One man was killed and three people injured Tuesday when a single-engine Cessna 172 crashed in a parking lot shortly after takeoff from French Valley.
A man in his 20s died in a small plane crash in North Yorkshire yesterday.
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