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One person dead after skydiving plane crashes in Oceanside

Two people were aboard a plane at the time of the crash. This is the second crash involving a GoJump plane this year.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — One person has died after a plane crash in Oceanside Friday afternoon, police said. Two people were aboard a GoJump Oceanside aircraft at the time of the crash.

A woman on the plane who was transferred by ambulance to Tri City Medical was pronounced dead, according to Oceanside police, who also reported that the other passenger was a man. 

The single-engine Cessna 208B Caravan went down about 1:45 p.m. just east of Bob Maxwell Memorial Field as the pilot was trying to land at the airfield near state Route 76, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Graham Jones Kellet witnessed the crash. "It was a bunch of dust flowing in the air from the impact of the plane," said Kellet. 

Kellet continued, "I told my friend who was standing with me, 'hey this planes about to crash,' sure enough hit the dirt."

Firefighters had to free the occupants of the damaged GoJump Oceanside Inc. aircraft by using hydraulic-powered cutters to open a door. Paramedics took the injured man and woman to a hospital, where the latter was pronounced dead, Oceanside Fire Department Battalion Chief Justin Klopfenstein said.

The male patient's condition remained unavailable in the late afternoon.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. The FAA will investigate the accident along with the National Transportation Safety Board. 

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