National Transportation Safety Board, and Federal Aviation Administration investigators are trying to figure out what caused a plane taking off in San Luis Obispo to crash into a nearby industrial park, killing its pilot.
It happened at around one yesterday afternoon. The plane was apparently trying to take off from San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport when it had some type of problem, and plunged into an industrial area about a half mile from the field.
The plane hit some power lines, a delivery truck, and a building, starting a fire. More than 50 people in the Promega Biosciences building were able to flee to safety, with no injuries on the ground reported. Firefighters quickly doused the flames, before they could reach potentially hazardous material in the building. The pilot was pronounced dead at the scene, and hasn’t been identified yet.
Authorities closed the area to the public, evacuating some businesses in the Granada Drive area.