FULLERTON, Calif. — Fire officials say a pilot has died in the fiery crash of a twin-engine plane at a Southern California airport.
The crash happened shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday at Fullerton Municipal Airport, southeast of Los Angeles.
Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration says the Beechcraft Duke crashed while departing from a runway. The pilot was believed to have been the only person on board the six-seat craft.
Gregor says the aircraft rolled to the left and caught fire.
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Video showed the aircraft burning in a fireball. The wings and tail were incinerated, although part of the fuselage survived.
The crash is under investigation.