Pilot killed in fiery plane crash at Fullerton airport
FULLERTON, Calif. (FOX 11) - A pilot was killed in a fiery plane crash at the Fullerton Airport Thursday evening.
A twin-engine Beechcraft Duke plane crashed while departing from Runway 24 at the Fullerton Municipal Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration Pacific Division.
Officials the aircraft rolled to the left and caught on fire killing the pilot on board. The plane was traveling at about 80 mph and was around 50 feet off the ground when the crash occurred, said the Fullerton Fire Department.
The crash was reported before 8 p.m. The pilot, someone in their 50s, was the only person on board, the FAA said. Their condition is unknown.
The fixed-winged aircraft, registered to KMA Technology Solutions LLC, appeared to be heading to Heber Valley, Utah when the incident occurred.
The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.
No further details were immediately known.