2 dead after WWII-era plane crashes in Chino, California, reports say

Two people were killed after the small World War II-era plane they were in crashed after taking off from an airport in Southern California, reports say.

In Chino, California, a twin-engine Lockheed 12A crashed near a small airport on Saturday, reports ABC 30 Action News and KCAL News. The crash killed the two passengers on board whose identities have not been released.

Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 12:35 p.m. to find the plane 200 yard away from Chino Airport's runway in the grass field of the airport, Bryan Turner, Chino Valley Fire District battalion chief, told ABC News.

The crash will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, according to ABC.

USA TODAY reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration, Chino Valley Fire District and Chino Vallet Police Department for comment.

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