One killed, one injured in plane crash near State Route 76 in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – The Oceanside Police Department says one person has died and another is trapped in a small plane crash near the 76 East and Canyon Drive.

The passengers in the plane were two adult males. Pilot is deceased. Passenger has severe injuries. The crash occurred at approximately 2:00 AM.

Dispatchers received a call shortly before 7:15 a.m. from a woman reporting she saw the wreckage of a plane on a hillside near state Route 76 and Canyon Drive, Oceanside police spokesman Tom Bussey said.

Authorities shut down the eastbound lanes of SR-76 between Canyon Drive and Benet Road and advised motorists to avoid the area.

No details about the victims were immediately available.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA were investigating the crash.

Plane crash in Oceanside

One person dead and another injured after a small plane crashed in Oceanside near the SR-76 East and Canyon Drive.

Posted by KUSI News on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

This is a developing story.

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