Videos: At Least Two Dead as Plane Crashes Into Neighborhood Near San Diego, California, Police Say

© Photo : Twitter / @AmyMarieSanteeA social media photo of the plane crash that occurred in San Diego, California area on October 11, 2021.
A social media photo of the plane crash that occurred in San Diego, California area on October 11, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.10.2021
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According to the local TV station, the first reports of the incident came in around 12:15 pm local time, and officials were diverting traffic around Mast Blvd and Magnolia Avenue.
Shortly after noon on Monday, an airplane crashed near the Santana High School campus in Santee, a suburban city in San Diego County, California, police officials stated.
The crash has sent at least two people to the hospital, the local Fox News affiliated channel reported.
According to reports, the aircraft crash might have killed at least two people since the plane reportedly struck a UPS truck before hitting the ground, killing a driver, and human remains were reportedly found in backyards.
At the moment, It is unknown how many people were on board the plane when it crashed, per another local TV station, NBC San Diego.
The authorities clarified later in the day that the plane that crashed was a twin-engine Cessna 340A, which took off from Yuma, Arizona, and was headed to San Diego's Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport.
Later, the local sheriff's office announced the establishment of a temporary evacuation point for those affected by the crash.
As seen on live coverage videos shared online by local media, the aircraft, which went down near North Magnolia Avenue and 2nd Street, generated smoke visible from a far distance.
As seen in the videos, the aircraft engines almost completely destroyed the two houses it crashed into, and the local fire department reportedly stated that a third nearby house was also damaged in the incident, and the hazmat team had headed to the crash site.
On Twitter, school officials at Santana High School, which is about 2-3 blocks from the collision, stated that all pupils were “safe.”
They stated the campus had been restored to normalcy about a half hour later, and that students were either on lunch break or being discharged for the day if they had no more classes.
The inquiry into the cause of the incident will be handled by the National Transportation Safety Board, according to authorities. Meanwhile, the FAA said that the tail number of the plane will be released after investigators verify it at the crash scene.
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