Two people killed after plane crashes in northwest Fresno

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA - Two people were killed after a plane crashed in northwest Fresno on Monday.

The crash can be seen from the backyards of many homes in this area north of Herndon Avenue near Brawley Avenue.
 
Investigators said that plane crashed here into the San Joaquin River at about 1:30 p.m. Monday shortly after takeoff.
 
The rescue teams had to deal with muddy conditions getting to the scene and will try to maintain it as federal investigators arrive.
 
Investigators said two men died in the crash, and the plane is registered to an address just down the street from Sierra Sky Park, according to FAA records.
 
Many people have been coming outside from their nearby homes to see first responders work the scene.

The aircraft was an Express S-90 experimental plane which crashed for unknown reasons, according to Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An official statement from the FAA is still pending. The FAA and the NTSB will investigate the crash.

This story will be updated.


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