By Vivianna Shields and Raychel Stewart
Two people were killed in an aircraft crash in Newhall on Friday, Los Angeles County Fire Department officials confirmed.
Fire officials received a call of an aircraft crash at 2:55 p.m. Friday and located the plane at 5:12 p.m. Two people were confirmed dead on arrival, according to Marvin Lim, spokesman for Los Angeles County Fire.
Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies were on the scene to assist in searching for the aircraft, according to Deputy Liu with the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The Federal Aviation Administration will take over the investigation of the crash, according to Sgt. Matt Bengtson of the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
The crash was reported near northbound Interstate 5 and Weldon Canyon, according to fire Public Information Officer Sean Ferguson.
The Los Angeles Fire Department was assisting county fire “for a reported single-prop engine down in the hills,” according to an LAFD incident report.
“Crews are facing difficult terrain and poor visibility in the search,” the report added. “There are reports of downed power lines in the hills and bystanders report hearing the aircraft.”
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as information becomes available.