Private Plane Crash
On 1/29/19, at approximately 7:14 am, Oceanside Police received a call of a plane wreckage into the hillside on the North side of Highway 76 East of Canyon Dr. When police and fire department personnel arrived, they found the crash site. There were two male occupants in the aircraft. The pilot was deceased and the passenger sustained major injuries and was airlifted to Scripps La Jolla. The passenger indicated the crash occurred approximately 5 hours earlier. The exact cause of the crash is unknown. Highway 76 Eastbound from Canyon Drive to Bennet Road will remain closed until the aircraft is removed. A number of agencies responded to this incident including Oceanside Fire Department, Vista Fire Department, Camp Pendleton Fire/Rescue, FAA and NTSB.