Small plane crashes in Orcutt

May 27, 2024


A small plane crashed in a field in Orcutt on Saturday evening.

The plane went down in a field near Marcum Street and Orcutt Avenue at approximately 5:21 p.m., according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The crash started two separate fires, each about a half-acre in size initially. 

Shortly before 6 p.m., firefighters stopped forward progress at 2.5 acres. The fires did not threaten any homes.

The pilot of the plane self-extricated. The pilot did not report suffering injuries in the crash. 

Officials are investigating the cause of the crash.



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Difficult to tell from the photo but the aircraft looks a lot like a Pitts Special aerobatic airplane.