SANTA PAULA (CBSLA) — Two men died Saturday afternoon after the small kit plane they were in crashed into a shed in Ventura County.
Investigators from local law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were investigating the crash, which happened about a mile outside the City of Santa Paula.READ MORE: One Killed After Car Plows Into Building In Monterey Park
Capt. Steve Swindle with the Ventura County Fire Dept. described the scene as “gruesome.”
“It was a very, very hard impact. It actually tore the plane in quite a few pieces,” said Swindle.
The plane was described as a single-engine, two-seater RV-6A kit plane sold by Van’s Aircraft.READ MORE: Ticketholders To Filipino Festival FAHMfest Find Empty Parking Lot In San Pedro
A man working at the ranch on the property where the plane crashed told authorities he ran for cover when he looked up and saw the plane going north to south as it lost altitude.
The downed plane belonged to a person in Palmdale, FAA records show.
Investigators are attempting to piece together a timeline of when and how the plane went down, as the relatively small Santa Paula Airport does not have a control tower.MORE NEWS: Lakers Lose To Warriors 121-114
The victims have not been identified.