A pilot died after a plane crashed and burst into flames shortly after takeoff from the Fullerton Municipal Airport Thursday evening, authorities said.
Fullerton Fire Department arrived at the fiery crash site, after reports of a blaze around 7:50 p.m., at 4011 W Commonwealth Ave., officials said.
The aircraft was a twin-engine six seater plane that apparently was said to be taking off for Utah.
The plane was traveling 50 feet above the ground at a speed of about 80 mph, when witnesses said it took a sharp left turn that forced It to impact the ground, immediately causing a blaze upon the tarmac of the airport.
According to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor, the pilot was the only passenger on board.
All that is known about the pilot currently is that he was a male around 50 years of age.
The crash is still under investigation.