Two dead in horrifying private plane crash on California road

  • The aircraft crashed onto Summit Valley Road in Hesperia on Friday afternoon 
  • The plane was a Beechcraft Bonanza, a six-seater, single engine aircraft 
  • The two people inside it have not yet been identified authorities  

Authorities say two people are dead after a plane crashed Friday just south of a Southern California airport.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Hesperia Police say the plane crashed on a road and was on fire when deputies and first responders arrived shortly after 5 p.m. The plane crashed near the Hesperia Airport.

This was what remained of the small aircraft after it crashed on to a California road on Friday afternoon, killing both of the people on board

FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro tells The Daily Press that the plane was a Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft which is a six-seater, single engine aircraft. 

The two people inside when it went down are yet to be identified.  

Authorities say a vehicle traveling on the road was struck and damaged by debris from the crash, but no one inside was injured.

Details on the plane’s departure site or its destination were unknown.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Hesperia is a high desert city about 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of downtown San Bernardino. 

On Friday, all that remained on the plane was a charred wreckage on the road.  

The plane's wrecked wing is pictured above. The two victims are yet to be identified 

The plane’s wrecked wing is pictured above. The two victims are yet to be identified