2 killed in San Diego after small plane crashes into house (VIDEO)
All four victims of the incident were on board the plane, local authorities said as cited by the local TV channel KABC. The house the aircraft plunged into was apparently empty at the time, officials said. The crash started a fire, which caused further damage to the building. It took firefighters some 30 minutes to deal with it.
The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. local time, shortly after the plane took off from the Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport located less than a kilometer from the crash site.
#DEVELOPING: 2of4 people on board single engine plane killed in fiery crash into Clairemont home.Pilot radioed catastrophic engine failure. Tried to return to Montgomery Field, says SDFD.The Beech BE 36 Bonanza touched down in empty schoolyard & crashed thru fence into home. pic.twitter.com/WIwcyOTecP— Omari Fleming (@OmariNBCSD) December 10, 2017
Witnesses told KFMB, another local channel, that the plane seemed to have had some engine problems before nose-diving. The pilot was trying to make an emergency landing in a schoolyard, but failed as the aircraft slammed into the house.