A plane has crashed into a Fedex truck and then into a building in the Southern California town of San Luis Obispo. The plane took off from the San Luis Obispo airport about a mile away from the crash sight. At least one person is confirmed dead.
This story is developing and we will update as we get more information.
Here’s what we know so far.
1. There is One Confirmed Fatality
One person confirmed dead in San Luis Obispo plane crash.
— KSBY (@KSBY) June 24, 2013
According to Richard Howell, SLO airport manager, the pilot was taking off from the airport and talked to the control tower about having problems; it’s not yet known what those problems were.
2. The Plane Crashed into a Fedex truck and a Promega Biotech Building
The diver of the Fedex truck was dropping off packages at the time of the crash and was therefore left untouched by the collision that destroyed most of his truck.
According to the company’s website, Promega is a company that produces bio-chemical and bio-technical products such as enzymes as well as numerous other products relating to genetics and cellular analysis. Their website says:
Founded in 1978, what started as the production of enzymes for researchers has evolved to offering over 2,000 products for a broad array of applications including basic research, drug discovery, forensics and paternity testing, and hospital and clinic-based diagnostics.
There is no word yet if any potentially harmful chemicals on the premises were disturbed or spilled during the crash.