Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-11 17:25:00 –
Santee, CA >> Today, officials said a small plane crashed in the neighborhood of Southern California, killing at least two people, injuring two, and burning two homes.
It wasn’t immediately clear if the victims were on the ground or on a twin-engine Cessna that got off around noon in the suburbs of Santi, about 20 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.
Fire Chief Justin Matsushita said two people had died on the scene and two were hospitalized in an unknown state.
Several vehicles, including two homes and a box truck, were burned down, officials said.
“It’s not very graphic, but it’s a pretty cruel scene,” Matsushita said.
Approximately an hour after the crash, television newsreels showed that the fire had gone out, there were two houses, and the truck was still smoldering and in flames.
Jim Slav told NBC 7 in San Diego that a neighbor pulled his mother out of the window of a burning house and rescued his stepfather from his backyard. It looks like their dog is dead.
Neighbors said the couple were “obviously upset, but okay,” and were taken to the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, Slav said. “It’s a war zone, not a house,” Slav said after arriving at the scene.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane was a twin-engine Cessna C340. It wasn’t immediately clear where the flight started, where it was heading, or how many people were on board.
The crash occurred about three blocks from Santana High School in the city, which is home to about 50,000 inhabitants. “All students are safe,” the school said on Twitter.
Investigate by FAA and National Transportation Safety Board.
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