2 dead in small plane crash in Ventura County

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(AP) – Two people have been killed in the crash of a small airplane in a Ventura County orchard. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Ultralight Sting Sport went down under unknown circumstances around 1:30 p.m. about two miles east of Piru.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Buschow says passers-by on State Route 126 called 911 to report seeing the plane going down about 100 yards off the highway.

Buschow says two men aboard the aircraft were pronounced dead at the scene. Identities have not been released.

The plane came down about 50 yards from a ranch house but no one on the ground was injured.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

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