One lifeless, one injured in Southern California aircraft crash

One dead, one injured in Southern California plane crash

Jan. 29 (UPI) — One particular person was killed and one other was injured when a small aircraft crashed in California on Tuesday.

Police confirmed the male pilot of the aircraft died within the crash and emergency crews labored to rescue the male passenger from the wreckage off an Oceanside-area freeway.

The survivor stated the aircraft had crashed about 5 hours earlier than he was rescued, leaving him and the pilot stranded till a driver noticed the wreckage off Route 76 at about 7:15 a.m.

The passenger was airlifted to Scripps La Jolla Hospital for therapy after sustaining damaged bones and cuts to his face, Oceanside police spokesperson Tom Bussey instructed NBC Los Angeles.

Officers stated the wreckage was secured on the prime of the ridge the place the aircraft crashed, as they labored to take away it.

“It’s fairly steep,” stated Bussey. “We have got eastbound SR-76 closed for a while till they work out methods to get the aircraft off this hill.”

All lanes of SR-76 had been reopened by 1 p.m.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor stated the pilot and the surviving passenger had been the one to individuals on the aircraft and an investigation has been launched into the reason for the crash.

Investigators with the Nationwide Transportation Security Board had been additionally despatched to the scene of the crash.

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