California plane crash kills 2, injures 2

Posted February 05, 2019

A total of two people were killed as a small aircraft crashed into a single-family house in the western U.S. state of California, the Orange County Fire Authority said in a statement on Monday.

The crash occurred in Yorba Linda, the Orange County Fire Authority said on Twitter.

Pokey Sanchez, an assistant chief with the Orange County Fire Authority, said that the wounded were taken to a hospital with burn injuries, according to TIME, and a firefighter was treated for a minor injury.

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The crash killed the male pilot, plus two males and two females in the single-family home, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. The two-storey home was the most heavily damaged structure.

The twin-engine Cessna 414 reached an altitude of about 7,800 feet (2,400 meters) before plummeting to the ground on Sunday at high speed, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator Maja Smith said at a news conference.

Yorba Linda is located about 33 miles southeast of Los Angeles. "It shook our house", he said. The crash also killed two women and two men who were in the house hit by the airplane.

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"I come out.it's raining plane parts from he sky", Bocachica said. The Federal Aviation Administration said a twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in Yorba Linda shortly after taking off from a nearby airport.

Dave Elfver was getting ready to go to a friend's house to watch the Super Bowl when he heard a whining sound in his Southern California neighborhood "like a motorcycle going a hundred miles per hour". Several neighbors are seen trying to put out the fire, while the plane wreckage was laid across the street. "And then all of a sudden boom".

The main body of the plane was found in the backyard of another home not far from the burned house. When firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed and flames had spread to another house.

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The debris field spanned about four blocks, he said. Authorities say a few people died and a few were injured after the small plane crashed into the Southern California house.