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Two killed when small plane crashes in Santa Paula

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Two people were killed when their plane crashed in Santa Paula. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
(Ventura County Fire Department)

Two people aboard a small plane were killed Saturday afternoon when the aircraft crashed in Santa Paula, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

Firefighters responded about 2:20 p.m. to reports of a small plane that had crashed into a storage container at 17899 South Mountain Road, not far from the Santa Clara River, said Ventura County Fire Capt. Steve Swindle.

“There was a fire associated with it, but the Santa Paula Fire Department was able to put it out and it did not extend anywhere,” Swindle said.

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Two elderly men aboard the plane were taken to hospitals where they were pronounced dead, he said.

Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the federal agency and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

ruben.vives@latimes.com

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