San Diego – Several homes were destroyed after a small plane crashed into a neighborhood in Santee, California on Monday afternoon.
According to Fox 5 San Diego, at least 2 people are dead (one of the deceased may be a UPS driver).
The cause of the crash is unknown.
Two homes were completely destroyed and third home was damaged.
NBC San Diego reported:
A twin-engine Cessna C340 crashed Monday near the campus of Santana High School in Santee, killing at least two people, officials said.
An official with air traffic control told NBC 7 that the plane was headed to Yuma, Arizona, from Montgomery Field in San Diego but had some sort of issues and was attempting to land at Gillespie Field, which is near the high school, when it crashed.
Shortly before 2 p.m. at a news conference near the crash scene, a deputy chief with the Santee Fire Department confirmed that at least two people died in the crash or the ensuing fire.
“It’s a pretty brutal scene for our guys and we’re trying to comb through it,” the deputy chief said.
Video posted to social media shows the moments after the plane crashed.
BREAKING VIDEO RECORDED FEW MINUTES AFTER THE PLANE CRASHED INTO HOMES IN SANTEE, CALIFORNIA
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Aftermath of the crash:
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