One dead after small plane crash in Riverside County


One person was killed in a plane crash in Banning Township in Riverside County on Tuesday night, the fire department reported.

The incident was reported just before 6:30 pm south of Highway 10 near Hargrave Street and Malki Road.

A CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department map marked the location of the incident near Banning Municipal Airport.

The small, unidentified aircraft reportedly caught fire, causing a half-acre vegetation fire that was contained.

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“The crash involved a single-engine aircraft and 1 occupant was killed in the incident,” the Riverside County Fire Department said in a tweet.

The incident is being investigated by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Aviation Administration.


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