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At least 2 killed after small plane crashes in residential area in US California: report



There was no trace of the remains of the plane from the aerial footage. (Representative)

Los Angeles:

A small plane crashed in a residential area of ​​the California city on Monday, killing at least two people and destroying two homes and several vehicles.

Aerial footage showed firefighters hammering down the charred remains of homes in the San Diego suburb of Santi.

A burnt delivery truck was also seen at the corner of a nearby street.

Fox 5 San Diego reported that the plane was a twin-engined Cessna 340, a six-seat aircraft that had departed Yuma, Arizona an hour earlier.

There was no trace of the remains of the plane from the aerial footage.

Fire Officer Justin Matsushita said at least two people died in the incident.

“This is a very brutal scene for our people and we are trying to deal with it,” he told reporters.

Neighbors talked about the sound of the plane falling and then crashing as a loud “bounce”.

Many of them told of how they ran towards burning buildings, where they helped the burnt out people.

A woman said she had seen the body of the delivery driver.

The official account of the city of Santi said that two people were injured.

@CityofSantee tweeted, “At around 12:00 PM today, a small twin-engine plane crashed into two residential homes in Santi.

“A delivery truck and a fire hydrant were also hit. It is unknown at this time how many people were on the plane.

“We currently know of two burn victims and possible deaths.”

Nearby Santana High School tweeted that all its students were safe.

The @SantanaSultans account wrote, “All students safe. There was a plane crash 2 or 3 blocks away.”

Last month two US military pilots were hospitalized after their training jet crashed in the backyard of a residence near Fort Worth, Texas.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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