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Plane Carrying 4 On Board Crashes In Ventura County

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CAMARILLO (AP) —  Authorities say a small plane carrying four people has crashed into a storage facility in Ventura County.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer says the Beechcraft Bonanza caught fire after going down Saturday afternoon in Camarillo. KNX 1070’s Bill Cooper reports

Three people on board the single-engine aircraft escaped with minor injuries. One person is hospitalized in serious condition.

Nobody on the ground was injured.

Fire department officials tell the Ventura County Star that several units at Wells Cargo Self Storage caught fire. The extent of the damage was not immediately known.

Kenitzer says the plane, which took off from Chino Airport, reportedly lost power during its approach to Camarillo Airport.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

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