One Dead in Small Plane Crash in Oceanside

One person was killed and another was injured after a small plane crashed on a hillside off an Oceanside-area highway.

A driver reported seeing the plane wreckage shortly before 7:30 a.m. off state Route 76 near Canyon Drive, according to Oceanside police. Police confirmed one person in the plane died and emergency crews at the scene worked to remove an injured person from the wreckage. The injured person was transported to an area hospital.

According to police, the plane is believed to have crashed five hours earlier, leaving the victims stranded in the wreckage until it was finally spotted by the driver on her way to work.

(Photo credit reporting partner 10News)

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