OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A small plane crashed and burned in a Southern California strawberry field Friday morning and one person was killed, authorities said.
The crash occurred near U.S. 101 in Oxnard, the Ventura County Fire Department tweeted.
#fields; @vcfd and @OxnardFire firefighters are on scene of a plane crash next to the north bound lanes of 101 in a strawberry field. The resulting fire has been knocked. 101 freeway is open. @VCFD #VCFD pic.twitter.com/50TolL1M6N— VCFD PIO (@VCFD_PIO) June 10, 2022
Firefighter Andy VanSciver, a department spokesperson, told the Ventura County Star that one person was aboard the aircraft and was killed.
The plane clipped buildings on the south side of the freeway before going down in the field on the north side of the highway.
The crash site is west of Camarillo Airport.