One Person Dead In Plane Crash

A single-engine plane crashed at a plant nursery in Southern California early Saturday afternoon, killing the aircraft’s passenger and seriously injuring the pilot.

According to the Associated Press, the crash happened in Fallbrook.

Capt. John Choi of the North County Fire Protection District told the San Diego Union-Tribune the passenger died in the crash but the pilot was taken to Palomar Medical Center with serious injuries.

Their identities were not immediately released.

The plane crashed while attempting to land at Fallbrook Community Airpark around 1:30 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Fallbrook is about 50 miles north of San Diego.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department tweeted that witnesses reported the plane crashing shortly after takeoff from the Fallbrook Airpark.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

Posted by Jeff Lemucchi