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SANTEE, Calif. (AP) — A smaller plane crashed into a suburban Southern California neighborhood on Monday, injuring at minimum two individuals and setting two properties ablaze, authorities stated.
The airplane also strike a UPS truck, killing the driver, CBS 8 San Diego reported.
The crash took place soon right after noon in the metropolis of Santee, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) northeast of downtown San Diego.
Two people gained melt away accidents, explained Fire Main John Garlow. He did not know their circumstances or no matter if they had been in the plane or on the ground.
1 home was “well involved” by flames, and a next dwelling also caught fireplace, Garlow explained. A box truck, potentially a package delivery automobile, also burned, he mentioned.
Television information footage about an hour right after the crash confirmed the hearth extinguished and two homes and a car in the street however smoldering and gutted by flames.
Jim Slaff informed NBC 7 in San Diego that neighbors pulled his mom out of a window of her burning home and rescued his stepfather from the backyard. It appears their puppy died.
Slaff claimed neighbors explained to him the couple was “obviously shaken up but undertaking OK” and taken to UC San Diego Clinical Middle. “It’s a war zone. It is not even a household,” Slaff said following arriving at the scene.
The aircraft was a twin-engine Cessna C340, in accordance to the Federal Aviation Administration. It was not promptly acknowledged the place the flight originated or was headed, or how lots of individuals had been on board.
The crash occurred about 3 blocks from Santana Higher College in the metropolis of about 50,000 people. The faculty said on Twitter that “all college students are safe.”