December 6, 2023
The scene of the crash close to French Valley Airport. Photograph through @LATimes Twitter

The investigation is continuous Sunday into the crash of a Cessna enterprise jet that killed all six folks on board close to the French Valley Airport, the second deadly crash close to the airport in 4 days.

The crash was reported at 4:15 a.m. Saturday close to Auld and Briggs roads, the Riverside County Hearth Division reported. Deputies discovered the plane absolutely engulfed in flames in a area. Six occupants had been pronounced useless on the scene.

They had been recognized late Saturday by the Riverside County coroner’s workplace as follows:

  • Riese Lenders, 25, of Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Lindsey Gleiche, 31, of Huntington Seashore
  • Manuel Vargas-Regalado, 32, of Temecula
  • Abigail Tellez-Vargas, 33, of Murrieta
  • Ibrahem Razick, 46, of Temecula
  • Alma Razick, 51, of Temecula

The burning plane prompted a vegetation hearth of about one acre that was contained at 5:35 a.m., based on Cal Hearth Riverside.

The flight departed from Harry Reid Worldwide Airport in Las Vegas, based on Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson Mina Kaji.

Shortly earlier than the twin-jet aircraft was scheduled to land, a marine layer enveloped the realm with low visibility, mentioned Eliott Simpson of the Nationwide Transportation Security Board.

“The pilot reported to air site visitors management that he was going to carry out a missed method, which usually occurs when a pilot can’t see the runway,” Simpson mentioned at a Saturday night information convention.

The Cessna Quotation C550 enterprise jet crashed about 500 toes wanting the initially supposed touchdown runway, and many of the aircraft, apart from the tail, was consumed by the fireplace.

The NTSB deliberate on spending probably two days investigating on the scene together with representatives from the FAA and Cessna.

A preliminary report was anticipated in 14 enterprise days, and a closing report was anticipated in 12 to 18 months, Simpson mentioned.

In line with Simpson, the particular person sitting within the pilot seat was a licensed industrial pilot. No further details about the victims was out there.

On July 4, a scholar pilot was killed and three different folks had been injured when a Cessna 172 crashed whereas departing the airport. That crash additionally stays beneath investigation.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.