A privately owned military transport plane crash landed at Santa Barbara Airport Sunday night and caught on fire, yet all seven individuals onboard the aircraft escaped uninjured.
Shortly after 10 p.m., the C-130 aircraft made an emergency landing at Santa Barbara Airport, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Parts of the plane scattered on a runway.
The plane was en route from Santa Maria Airport to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Shortly after takeoff, the plane experienced trouble.
The aircraft is typically used for disaster relief and resembles a plane used for oil spill responses.
Following the crash, officials canceled morning flights at Santa Barbara Airport. Flights are expected to resume at the airport around noon on Monday.
#AircraftEmergency– A Private C-130 aircraft made an emergency landing, crashed and caught fire at the Santa Barbara Airport at 10:13 p.m. Sunday. 7 souls aboard/escaped w no injuries. **ALL MEDIA CALL SBAirport PIO At 805-319-1400** pic.twitter.com/ptJJbeUM2q
— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) August 26, 2019