The Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed the news to "Entertainment Tonight" that a small plane went down Monday that was "engulfed in flames."
According to reports, Storm was flying an Airborne XT-912 and crashed soon after taking off from the Hawthorne Municipal Airport.
CBS Los Angeles caught up with eyewitness Byron Mayes and coworkers at Best Drilling and Pump who witnessed the plane crash.
"All of a sudden, my partner started yelling, 'Watch out, there's a plane coming!' and it looked like the plane veered up, lost control and hit a couple feet away from the truck, a couple feet away from us," Mayes said, before mentioning how he and others pulled the pilot, Storm out from the aircraft in cardiac arrest.
Storm was then transferred to a trauma center where she was pronounced dead.
The former reality star was working as a pilot for Pacific Blue Air, an aircraft training facility based at the Hawthorne Airport.
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