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Plane Crashes On South Coast; Pilot Killed

(Ventura County Fire Department photo)
A plane crash left one person dead in Ventura County Tuesday afternoon

One person is dead following a plane crash on the South Coast. A small experimental plane went down in a field near Camarillo Airport at around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.

It burst into flames.

Ventura County firefighters quickly put out the blaze, but the pilot was pronounced dead at the scene.

Federal investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash. The name of the victim hasn’t been released.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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