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No injuries reported as small plane crashes, burns in California

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • A twin-engine aircraft crashed at the Oceanside, California, airport, the FAA says
  • The plane burned, but no injuries were reported
  • The cause of the crash is being investigated by the NTSB

(CNN) -- A small plane crashed and burned near the municipal airport in Oceanside, California, Tuesday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The California Highway Patrol told CNN affiliate KGTV that the plane traveled to the end of the airport's runway before coming to a rest in a field near the intersection of State Route 76 and El Camino Real. No injuries were reported.

The plane appeared to be a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron, the FAA's Ian Gregor said. Firefighters on the scene cordoned off the area where it crashed and doused what remained of the plane's skeleton with foam.

The National Transportation Safety Board will take the lead in investigating the accident, Gregor said, with assistance from safety investigators from the FAA. Reports from the NTSB typically take months to complete, he said.