COLUMBIA (CBS13) – Two people are safe after the plane they were in caught fire at the Columbia Airport in the Sierra foothills.
The twin-propeller Beechcraft BE90 with tail number N350WA landed at around 5:30 a.m. Monday at the Columbia Airport. Shortly thereafter, the plane caught fire and the two people escaped unhurt, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor.READ MORE: Holiday Shoppers Start Early to Avoid Supply Chain Woes
The FAA and NTSB are investigating the circumstances leading up to the incident.READ MORE: BREAKING: Suspicious Vehicle In Beverly Hills Prompts Response From Bomb Squad
Columbia is a town located 66 miles east of Stockton in Tuolumne County. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, it had a population of 2,297.MORE NEWS: One Pedestrian Killed In Sacramento In Ambulance Collision