Three killed when airplane collides with hangar and explodes

A small aircraft, a Beechcraft P35, met with a tragic end on Sunday when it crashed into a hangar at Cable Airport in Upland, Southern California, resulting in the deaths of all three individuals on board. The crash occurred during the plane’s departure at approximately 6:30 a.m. local time, according to the Federal Aviation Authority.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department was quick to respond, extinguishing the ensuing fire. However, despite their efforts, the three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash site, located roughly 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, was cordoned off by Upland Police for further investigation.

The hangar, which was moderately damaged in the crash, was fortunately empty at the time of the incident, and no additional injuries were reported. The police statement confirmed that the incident was isolated and did not pose any further threat to the airport or its operations.

The Federal Aviation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board are set to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the crash. The identities of the victims have not been released pending notification of next of kin. The tragic incident serves as a stark reminder of the inherent risks associated with aviation, even in seemingly routine operations.