Authorities say that four people were killed Wednesday in a crash of a small airplane at a Southern California airfield. The plane went down at Corona Municipal Airport, about 40 miles east of Los Angeles, Corona police said on Twitter. Four fatalities were confirmed, the Corona Fire Department said in the Twitter post.
The aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances and the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said. The airport is strictly for recreational aviation and has several hundred general aviation aircraft based there, according to its website. The airport was closed to flights after the crash.
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