A small plane crashed on Friday, August 31, close to the Kern County Airport and killed a family of six after bursting into flames. The plane left from Santa Monica Valley Airport and was headed to the Kern Valley Airport when the plane crashed.
The Lancair Columbia was consumed in a grassfire sparked by the crash, reported shortly after 5:40 p.m., but the one-acre blaze was quickly contained, Kern County Fire Department Capt. Tommy Brown said.
All the passengers on the plane were killed in the accident, including at least one infant. The family was on their way to Kern county for a camping trip. The names of the deceased have not been released so family members could be contacted first.
Witnesses said that the plane looked like it stalled before the crash, but The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration say these are preliminary reports and will fully investigate the cause of the plane crash.
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