GOLETA (CBSLA) — Crews were searching the water off the coast of Goleta Beach Park after a small aircraft went down soon after departing from Santa Barbara Airport.
Officials said four people were possibly in the water following the incident, which unfolded earlier Sunday. The crash happened 2.5 miles from the airport.READ MORE: Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 1 Of 13 Service Members Killed In Kabul Suicide Bomb Attack, Memorialized At Riverside Church
Crews in the water and overhead in a chopper were involved in the search efforts. It remains unclear what caused the single-engine aircraft to go down.READ MORE: George W. Bush To Speak in Beverly Hills, Long Beach
The Coast Guard has taken over the recovery operation and the Los Angeles County Dive Team was also called in to help.MORE NEWS: Biker With Several Felony Warrants Arrested In Westminster
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.