Plane Crashes Near Lake Elsinore

The crash was reported about 10:30 a.m. at Joseph Canyon, about 500 feet outside the Cleveland National Forest, according to a U.S. Forest Service dispatcher.

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A plane went down in Corona today just outside the Cleveland National Forest and Lake Elsinore, sparking a brush fire in Joseph Canyon, authorities said.

The call of the crash and fire came through about 10:30 a.m., according to a Corona police dispatcher.

According to Corona deputy fire Chief John Medina, the fire was contained to a one-acre area.

Though he would not confirm a fatality in the crash, Medina did say that the plane was burned up in the crash and no one has walked away from the wreck.

There is at least one possible fatality, Medina told Patch at the scene.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were sent to the scene, Medina said.

A coroner investigator had not been sent to the scene as of noon but firefighters at the scene told Patch the wreckage was being treated as a crime scene and police tape surrounded the site.


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