The Latest: Pilot killed in California airport crash
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plane crash at a Southern California airport (all times local):
Authorities say the pilot killed in a fiery plane crash at a Southern California airport was heading for Utah.
The twin-engine Beechcraft Duke was taking off from a runway at Fullerton Municipal Airport, southeast of Los Angeles, when it crashed shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday.
Fire officials say the plane was doing only 80 mph and was just 15 feet off the ground when it crashed.
Ian Gregor says the plane rolled to the left and caught fire. Video showed the aircraft burning in a fireball. The wings and tail were incinerated, although part of the fuselage survived.
Gregor says the pilot had filed a flight plan from Fullerton to Heber City Municipal Airport in Heber, Utah.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Fire officials say a pilot has died in the fiery crash of a twin-engine plane at a Southern California airport.
It happened shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday at Fullerton Municipal Airport, southeast of Los Angeles.
Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration says the Beechcraft Duke crashed while departing from a runway. The pilot was believed to have been the only person on board the six-seat craft.
Gregor says the aircraft rolled to the left and caught fire.
Video showed the aircraft burning in a fireball. The wings and tail were incinerated, although part of the fuselage survived.
The crash is under investigation.
Authorities say a twin-engine plane has crashed and burned at a Southern California airport but there’s no word yet on whether anyone was injured.
Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration says a Beechcraft Duke crashed Thursday night while departing Fullerton Municipal Airport.
Video showed a large fireball at the scene of the crash, which occurred at around 8 p.m. on a runway.
Firefighters quickly doused the flames, which destroyed most of the plane but left part of the cabin intact.
The plane can carry five passengers and a pilot but there was no immediate word on how many people were aboard.
Fullerton is about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.