One man reported dead in Camarillo aircraft crash

One person was killed when a small plane crash crashed Tuesday near the Camarillo Airport, authorities said. 

The single-engine, single-seat plane was reported down just before 12:30 p.m. in an agricultural field near Las Posas and Pleasant Valley roads, said Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Eric Hatlee.

The aircraft caught fire, but the flames had been knocked down by 12:36 p.m., fire officials said.

Capt. Brian McGrath, a spokesman for the Ventura County Fire Department, said one person on the plane was pronounced dead at the scene.

That person was the only one on the plane and there were no reports of a mayday call, fire officials said. 

The crash victim was not identified.