5 dead after small plane crashes into California neighborhood (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A Cessna two-engine plane crashed in the Yorba Linda area in California’s Orange County, setting a house on fire. Five people were killed in the incident, local fire authorities reported.
Footage from the scene showed a blaze engulfing one of the houses in the suburban area with people shouting to keep away from the building.
Plane crashed near my house in Yorba Linda.I thought a bomb was dropped or something cuz I heard a plane engine moving in close and then my house shook on impact. This pic is near my elementary school. pic.twitter.com/ECAA9QNhVZ— Jeremy W. (@the_bluejacket) February 3, 2019
OCFA, Anaheim, Orange and OCSD on scene of a small aircraft down into a single family house. 1 structure involved, 2 people dead, 2 patients transported to local hospital. OCFA in Unified Command with @OCSheriff_ . Press Conference TBD pic.twitter.com/F0FzibNcU3— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) February 3, 2019
@OCFA_PIO says crews are responding to a reported plane crash un #YorbaLinda neighborhood near Glenknoll elementary school. Christine Paulhus shared this photo with me. @NBCLApic.twitter.com/BJxhSn9nSr— Christine Kim (@ChristineNBCLA) February 3, 2019
The aircraft involved was a Cessna 414A Chancellor, an 8-seat twin-engine plane. According to records, it is owned by a private individual from Oregon.
The small plane crashed shortly after departing from the Fullerton Municipal Airport, an FAA spokesman told local media. The cause of the incident remains unknown.
#CanyonIC Aircraft is reported to be a Cessna that had just left Fullerton airport.— Hex Gerardo (@I5_Media) February 3, 2019
Fragments of the aircraft were scattered over the area, according to witness reports.
A few houses down the propeller and engine landed in their yard pic.twitter.com/inMz4BJvks— Joshua Nelson (@JoshuaRNelson) February 3, 2019
Wow. We heard the plane crashing, then it felt like an earthquake. We definitely thought it happened right outside our house. Thankful to be okay, but praying for those involved in the Yorba Linda crash. Thankful for the quick reaction from all the first responders we saw. pic.twitter.com/REelIPr1xE— Savannah Lambert (@sav_king12) February 3, 2019
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