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One person was killed Friday after an airplane crashed into a Southern California strawberry field shortly after takeoff and burst into flames, according to media reports.
The single-engine Mooney M20T went down near State Route 101 around 8:20 am in Ventura County, just north of Los Angeles County. The plane possibly hit the side of the Gold Coast Christian Church.
The church is located in an office building and the crash caused debris to spill onto the northbound lanes of the freeway, Fox Los Angeles reported.
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The Federal Aviation Administration told Acesparks the plane took off from Camarillo Airport and was headed to Phoenix Deer Valley Airport in Arizona.
The Ventura County Fire Dertment deployed two urban search and rescue dogs to find any additional victims in the field. Acesparks has reached out to the fire agency.
Authorities have not identified the person killed. The crash is being investigated by the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board.