Two people died after a single-engine plane crashed about 1,000 feet from a Camarillo Airport runway Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
The incident involving the homebuilt plane occurred about 1:30 p.m. near Runway 26, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said in an email.
The two people who were on board died in the crash, Ventura County Fire Department officials said.
The small plane, described as an Express Series 2000, sustained heavy damage after it crashed in a grass field, aerial video from Sky5 showed.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash, Gregor said.