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Woman, Children Killed In Barstow Plane Crash

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Authorities say a woman and two children were killed in Sunday's fiery plane crash of a Cessna 210 near a San Bernardino County airport, reports the OC Register. Said a spokesman for the FAA, the small single-engine aircraft departed John Wayne Airport and for Henderson Executive Airport in Las Vegas when it crashed.

The bodies of those aboard the plane that was fully engulfed in flamed have not yet been positively identified by Coroner officials, but were described as a woman, a male child and a female child, notes the OC Register.

The accident happend about 2.5 miles southeast of the Barstow-Dagget Airport around 12:40 p.m. on Sunday. According to the Barstow Desert Dispatch newspaper the crash site was located about two miles south of Interstate 40, and witnesses told the AP that the plane appeared to spiral out of the sky as it plunged into a hillside, notes the OC Register.

The fixed-wing airplane is registered to Debt Free LLC according to FAA records, and "the address registered for the 1978 airplane comes back to Jim Morrison Construction in Truckee," reports the OC Register. According to the company's website, Jim Morrison Construction builds luxury homes in premier golfing and skiing communities and was founded by professional skier Jim Morrison.

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The cause of the crash is being investigated by The National Transportation Safety Board.