At Least Two Reported Lost
ANN REALTIME UPDATE 07.03.07 1220
EDT: Two people are confirmed dead in the crash of a
Beechcraft King Air Tuesday morning near Carlsbad, CA.
The Associated Press reports the turboprop, registerted to
Southwest Consulting Group in San Diego, was en route to Tucson,
AZ. The aircraft impacted a golf course, less than a mile east of
the airport. Heavy fog was reported in the area.
"There was zero visibility," said a Fire Department dispatcher
who declined to give his name. "We've located no survivors."
The identities of the victims have not been reported. FAA
records show a 1973 Beech E90 (similar to type shown below), N47LC,
registered to Southwest Consulting Group.
Online flight tracking site flightaware.com does not show an IFR
flight plan on file for that N-number.
1130 EDT: At least two people are dead after a
small aircraft, type unknown but reported to be a jet, went down
near McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA early Tuesday
Details of the accident are sketchy, with some media outlets
reporting as many as four onboard were lost when the aircraft
crashed in dense fog near the Southern California airport at
approximately 0600 PDT.
The aircraft impacted power lines, knocking out electricity in
the area, according to KGTV-10 in San Diego.
Stan Wasowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather
Service, told the San Diego Union-Tribune visibility in the area
was 1/4 mile at the time of the accident.
ANN will update this story throughout the day as more
information becomes available.