One person has died after a plane went down and burst into flames in Riverside County Tuesday evening.

The Riverside County Fire Department responded to the scene around 6:30 p.m. just south of the 10 Freeway in Banning between Hargrave Street and Malki Road.

Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-engine airplane on the ground surrounded by flames that had burned about a quarter-acre.

  • An investigation is underway after a plane went down and burst into flames in Riverside County Tuesday evening. (RMG News)
  • An investigation is underway after a plane went down and burst into flames in Riverside County Tuesday evening. (RMG News)
  • An investigation is underway after a plane went down and burst into flames in Riverside County Tuesday evening. (RMG News)
  • An investigation is underway after a plane went down and burst into flames in Riverside County Tuesday evening. (RMG News)

Firefighters put out the brush fire and secured the scene until investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board could respond.

Authorities confirmed one person was killed in the crash. Additional injuries are not known at this time.

The NTSB is expected to release additional information in the next several days.