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Airplane slams into car, one passenger died

A small airplane crashed into an automobile on Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County, yesterday, leaving one individual dead and 5 hurt, authorities stated.

This incident took place about 9:15 a.m. near state Path 76 south of Fallbrook. 2 individuals were supposedly aboard the plan, and 4 remained in the car.

The plane was at first referred to as a little jet by a witness, as per the California Highway Patrol’s site. Traffic was jammed in the location, however the airplane itself was mainly off the highway, partly in some bushes.

When the vehicle was struck by the airplane from behind, California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Parent stated the motorist was stopped on the shoulder attempting to sync his Bluetooth with his automobile. A traveler seated in the right back of the automobile, a lady in her 20s, was dead, stated North County Fire Protection District representative John Buchanan. 3 others in the automobile– 2 males and a female– were referred to a hospital with small to moderate injuries. It took firemens about 20 minutes to liberate one of the vehicle’s passengers.

The pilot suffered deadly injuries. It was not understood the degree of injuries to the plane’s traveler.

At a press conference, a CHP spokesperson stated the FAA was examining the reason for the crash. Witnesses informed authorities that the aircraft seemed to have mechanical issues.

Another witness, Jacob Duncan, explained to KNSD-TV how the aircraft pertained to land on the car. “The aircraft touched down about 40 feet behind my automobile, and it moved about another 40 feet,” he informed the station. “One vehicle was stopped on the shoulder. It knocked right into the back of them.”

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