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Pilot Dead in a Tragic Plane Crash at Fullerton Airport

Updated On 19 Apr, 2019 Published On

 A small, twin-engine plane crashed on Thursday evening, 18th April 2019, at Fullerton Airport.

The Beechcraft Duke having six seats burst into flames just after the plane's takeoff.

Police officials said the pilot, a resident of Utah was killed in the tragedy.

There were no passengers and no one on the ground was hurt.

Both Fullerton and Anaheim Fire responded to the plane crash.

The plane was heading for Heber City Airport located in Heber City, Utah. 

KCAL9’s correspondent, Stacey Butler spoke to witnesses of the crash who said the crash was almost like a small earthquake.

Another person she spoke to said the fire and a large plume of black smoke could be spotted from miles away.

The chief of Fullerton Fire informed that the plane crashed just after 8 p.m.

The plane was about 50 feet above the ground and was moving at about 80 miles per hour when it swerved left and crash-landed into the ground.