Three passengers dead after small plane crashes into a hangar

In a tragic turn of events, a Beechcraft P35 plane crashed into a hangar at Cable Airport in Upland, Southern California, on Sunday, leading to the unfortunate demise of the pilot and two passengers on board. The Federal Aviation Authority reported that the accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. local time during the plane’s departure.

Firefighters from the San Bernardino County Fire Department were on the scene promptly, managing to put out the fire that had engulfed the crash site. Despite their swift response, the three individuals on board the plane were declared dead at the scene. The crash site is located about 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

The hangar, which suffered moderate damage due to the crash, was unoccupied at the time, and no other injuries were reported. Upland Police confirmed that the incident was contained and did not disrupt the airport’s regular operations.

The cause of the crash is yet to be determined, with the Federal Aviation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board set to launch a comprehensive investigation. The identities of the victims are being withheld until their families can be notified. This unfortunate incident underscores the potential dangers that can arise in aviation.