1 killed when plane crashes into building, lands in strawberry field in Oxnard, authorities say

The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft - a Mooney M20T - departed from Camarillo and was on its way to Arizona.
OXNARD, Calif. (KABC) -- One person was killed when a small plane crashed into the side of a building in Oxnard Friday morning and landed in a nearby strawberry field, authorities said.

The incident happened around 8 a.m. when authorities received reports stating a plane had crash landed in a field off Del Norte Boulevard near the 101 Freeway.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft - a Mooney M20T - departed from Camarillo and was on its way to Phoenix, Arizona.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating with the NTSB taking the lead. No other injuries were reported.

The Oxnard Fire Department also responded to the scene.

Firefighters quickly put out the fire caused by the crash, according to authorities.

A photo posted by VCFD showed a large plume of smoke from the wreckage billowing to the sky in the middle of the field.



Details surrounding the victim were not immediately released.

This is a developing story. This article will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

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