The plane was headed for a nearby airport when it crashed several miles out.
Three Riverside men died when their small plane crashed in San Bernardino County Sunday officials said.
The Beech 33 Bonanza crashed Sunday afternoon in the unincorporated Newberry Springs area, about 10 miles east of Barstow.
Authorities say the plane was flying from North Las Vegas to Corona when the pilot declared an emergency. The plane was heading to Barstow-Daggett Airport to land when it went down.
The county coroner says the men were 26, 35 and 38 years old but their names haven't been released.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.