Authorities say one person was killed and three others injured when a single-engine plane crashed on July 4 in Southern California.
MURRIETA, Calif. — One person was killed and three others injured when a single-engine plane crashed Tuesday in Southern California, authorities said.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the Cessna 172 carrying four people crashed shortly after taking off from French Valley Airport in Murrieta around 2:45 p.m. local time.
Television news footage showed the small plane upside down in a business parking lot.
One person died at the scene about 85 miles (135 km) southeast of downtown Los Angeles, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Three others were taken to the hospital, one seriously injured, the fire department said on Twitter.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.