A business plane crashes in a California field, killing all 6 passengers

Six people were killed when a plane crashed into a field in Southern California, Saturday morning, before it caught fire.

The plane and nearly an acre of farmland caught fire. The plane crashed near an airport in the city of Murrieta, located in southwestern Riverside County, California.

The flight had departed from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas before crashing into the field, KTLA reported. The station described the plane as a Cessna C-550 business jet, according to the Associated Press.

The six occupants of the plane were also declared dead at the scene shortly after the burning plane was found just after 4:15 a.m., according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The identities of those killed in the accident have not been released, while the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.

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