Fire destroyed two homes and a number of vehicles, according to officials.
The victims were on the ground or onboard the twin-engine Cessna that went down around midday in Santee, about 20 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, according to Fire Chief John Garlow.
Two people died at the scene, according to Deputy Fire Chief Justin Matsushita, and two others are hospitalized in unknown conditions.
According to Garlow, one home was ‘well-involved’ in flames, and a second home caught fire as well. According to him, a box truck, possibly a package delivery vehicle, also caught fire.
by flames an hour after the crash, according to TV news footage.
to Jim Slaff of NBC 7 in San Diego, neighbors pulled his mother from a
burning home’s window and rescued his stepfather from the backyard.
Their dog appears to have died.
twin-engine Cessna C340. The origin and destination of the flight, as
well as the number of passengers on board, were unknown at the time.
accident occurred about three blocks from Santana High School in a
50,000-person city. The school said on Twitter that “all students are