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Southern California: Plane Crashes Shortly After Taking Off, One Killed

One person was killed while three others remained injured after a plane in southern California crashed and fell in a business parking lot.

A small plane crashed in southern California (Representative image)
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A single-engine plane crashed in southern California on Tuesday killing one person and leaving three others injured.

Cessna 172 took off with four people onboard and crashed shortly after it took off from the French Valley Airport in Murrieta around 2:45 pm. 

According to the reports, the small plane was found upside down in a business parking lot, about 85 miles (135 kilometers) southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Reportedly one person died at the spot as informed by the Riverside County Fire Department. Three others were taken to hospitals, one with serious injuries, the fire department said on Twitter. 

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. 

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