Three people died when a small plane crashed into a field in Big Bear Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The crash was reported around 2:00 p.m. at the corner of Paradise Way and Maltby Boulevard, just east of the Big Bear Airport and across the street from several homes.

Crews arrived on the scene three minutes later and found three people dead, according to the Big Bear Fire Department.

A photo sent to KTLA shows a single-engine plane with significant nose damage sitting upright in a grassy field.

No one on the ground was hurt.

  • Big Bear Plane Crash Scene
  • Big Bear Plane Crash Scene
  • Big Bear Plane Crash Scene
  • Big Bear plane crash scene

The identities of the victims were not immediately available, and the cause of the crash was under investigation.

This is the second fatal plane crash in three days in the Southland.

On Saturday, a single-engine plane crashed into a hillside in Los Angeles’ Beverly Crest neighborhood, killing the 38-year-old pilot.