Two people were killed in a twin-engine turbo prop plane crash Tuesday morning near the Chino Airport, according to authorities. |
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the Beechcraft A100 took off shortly before 9:30 a.m. and crashed three-quarters of a mile west of the airport. Witnesses told investigators that a wing sheared off the plane before impact.
Fire officials said the plane, on its way to Visalia, developed an unknown problem and then crashed onto property near Heman G. Stark Correctional Facility, a juvenile detention center, Parks reported.
Witnesses told fire officials that the plane, which was registered at the Chino Airport, began to go down, clipped some trees and then remained in the air for 400 to 500 yards before crashing.
Skies were hazy at the time and Gregor said the plane took off using its instruments, but officials have not said if the weather is to blame for the crash.
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