Sunday, August 16, 2015 was the scene of a midair plane crash near the Brown Field Municipal Airport in San Diego that left five dead according to authorities and as reported online at ABC 7 News.
Besides leaving five people dead, the two small planes that were involved in the collision also left in its aftermath a brush fire in a remote field in southern San Diego County, only 1.5 miles from the Mexican border.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson, Ian Gregor, the midair collision occurred at about 11:00 a.m., 2 miles northeast of the Brown Field Municipal Airport.
The Cessna, carrying only the pilot on a cross-country trip and the Sabreliner, contracted by BAE Systems, a military contractor, was transporting four people when the midair crash occurred. BAE Systems confirmed that these employees were on the aircraft. Andrew Swick, National Transportation Safety Board investigator reported that the Cessna pilot was on a cross-country flight.