Southern California

Calabasas Father, Son Killed in Weekend Plane Crash

Fire officials say a father and son have died after the small plane they were in crashed in Southern California.

The victims, both from Calabasas, were a 57-year-old man and his 15-year-old son. They were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants on the plane.

They were identified as James Harlan and his son, Dylan, by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

The Ventura County Fire Department says firefighters received a report Sunday that a small plane had crashed in Santa Rosa Valley.

"Witnesses described seeing the plane flying just above treetops in the area before it went down in a horse arena," the sheriff's department said in a written statement.

The pair had traveled from the Camarillo Airport earlier in the day, according to the sheriff's department.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said the Piper PA-28 aircraft had "crashed under unknown circumstances."

The crash happened about 7 miles (11 kilometers) west of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Kenitzer said the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board would investigate the crash.

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