Oceanside – Passenger was found 5 hours after plane crash.
The Oceanside Police Department says one person has died and another was trapped in a small plane crash near the 76 East and Canyon Drive.
Inside the plane were two adult males. The pilot is deceased and the passenger has severe injuries.
The crash occurred at approximately 2:00 AM.
Dispatchers received a call shortly before 7:15 AM from a woman reporting she saw the wreckage of a plane on a hillside near state Route 76 and Canyon Drive, Oceanside police said.
About a dozen firefighters were seen rescuing the passenger at 7:45 AM. A helicopter took the injured person to a hospital.
Authorities shut down the eastbound lanes of SR-76 between Canyon Drive and Benet Road and advised motorists to avoid the area.
National Transportation Safety Board and FAA officials will investigate the plane crash and determine what caused it.