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4 people killed in plane crash at Southern California airfield

Firefighters found the plane burning in brush on the east side of the airport, about 40 miles east of Los Angeles.
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CORONA, Calif. — Authorities say four people have been killed in the crash of a small airplane at a Southern California airfield. 

Police say the plane crashed Wednesday at Corona Municipal Airport. Firefighters found the plane burning in brush on the east side of the airport, about 40 miles east of Los Angeles. 

The Corona Fire Department says four fatalities were confirmed. The airport has been closed to flights.  

The airport website says it is strictly for recreational aviation and has several hundred general aviation aircraft based there. 

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In a tweeted video, witnesses tell local TV news station KNBC that it looked like the plane was trying to take off when it crashed.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.