Officials Probe Cause Of Plane Crash That Killed Family Of Six

Federal aviation officials are investigating a small plane crash that killed a family of six near a remote airport in Kern County.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration says the family had flown from Santa Monica Airport to Kern Valley Airport, where the plane crashed upon approach around 5:45 yesterday afternoon.

The family was traveling for a camping trip.

Kern County officials say four adults and two children were on board the plane. Their names haven't been released.

Fire officials say the Lancair Columbia was consumed in a grassfire sparked by the crash, but the one-acre blaze was quickly contained.

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are trying to determine the cause of the crash.


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