Plane crash into San Diego home kills two passengers

Peter Castro
December 12, 2017

Two people were killed when a small plane crashed into a San Diego home Saturday afternoon (Dec. 9), according to KFMB-CBS.

Four people were in the plane at the time. The cause of the crash hasn't yet been discovered, but a video shows it falling from the sky and toward the home on the 6000 block of Chandler Street near Abernathy Avenue.

He apparently attempted an emergency landing in a field near Lafayette Elementary School and the plane rolled into the house.

Neighbors said a family with an infant is renting the house.

The plane crashed shortly after take-off from the Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport after the pilot reported an engine failure.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the pilot and a passenger were taken to a hospital with burns, and two passengers died at the scene. When he got to the back yard of the home, he saw the wreck of a small, single-engine plane in the house.

The wreckage of the plane and charred remains of the house.

Neighbors reportedly broke windows of the home and called inside.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation and Safety Board will be investigating the crash, officials said.

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