Two killed after small plane crashes in Ventura County

SANTA PAULA, Calif. -- Two people were killed when a small plane crashed near Santa Paula on Saturday afternoon, the Ventura County Fire Department confirmed.

Multiple emergency agencies responded after the plane went down and hit a structure in the South Mountain foothills, according to VCFD.

Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Eric Buschow said that a man had been using a sprayer for landscaping work mere feet from where the plane crashed, but that he escaped unscathed.

The Ventura County Star reported that an ID number attached to the plane indicated that it was registered out of Palmdale. The FAA listing registers the plane as "a fixed-wing, single-engine, amateur-built experimental aircraft," the Star reports.