Six killed in Aircraft Crashes in California
In a very tragic incident near French Valley Airport, just south of Los Angeles, where a small corporate jet crashed and caught fire, resulting in the loss of all six individuals on board.
The aircraft involved was identified as a Cessna C550 business jet, which had been traveling from Las Vegas. The crash took place at around 4:15 a.m. local time on a Saturday.
While specific information about the passengers has not been immediately available, it is known that the occupants of the jet did not survive the crash. Radar data obtained from FlightAware indicated that only one business jet was en route from Las Vegas to French Valley at the time, with the plane circling once before descending near the crash site.
The sheriff’s office in Riverside County, where the French Valley Airport is located, said officials responding to the crash located an aircraft fully engulfed in flames in a field and that six occupants were pronounced deceased at the scene.
The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, the FAA said.