A horrifying plane crash at a Southern California airport has killed THREE people.
The San Bernardino County Fire Department had previously rushed to the scene after a light aircraft crashed into a hangar at Cable Airport, just over 30 miles east of Los Angeles.
Cable Airport is located about two miles northwest of Upland in San Bernardino County, California.
The three deaths were reported by the local ABC affiliate KABC TV.
San Bernardino fire officials said in one tweet that there was a building fire at Cable Airport.
“Light aircraft in the hangar,” the tweet continued.
The San Bernardino Fire Department was on the scene just before 7:30 a.m.
The hangar into which the plane crashed houses three Ontario PD helicopters, according to a report To update by KABC TV.
They were not damaged after firefighters put out the flames.
The three people on the plane were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
It is unclear where the plane flew from. The identity of the three victims is also not known at this time.
The Federal Aviation Administration is leading the investigation.
Just yesterday, six people died after a light plane crashed in the Alberta mountains.
The crash happened west of Calgary on Saturday morning and Canadian officials have now opened an investigation into the collision.
On Friday evening, the plane took off from Springbank Airport in Calgary bound for the Salmon Arm in British Columbia with one pilot and five passengers on board.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Trenton, Ontario reported that the plane was overdue and contacted them at 1 a.m. Saturday.
A Royal Canadian Air Force Hercules aircraft was dispatched to search for the missing aircraft.
Searchers located it on Mount Bogart, about 40 miles west of Calgary, by locating a distress beacon, den Associated Press reports.
Hercules crew and Alberta Parks Mountain Rescue responders confirmed there were no survivors.
A spokesman for the Transportation Safety Board said the plane was a single-engine Piper PA-32 and the board was investigating the crash.