A small plane crashed into a suburb area in San Diego, killing at least two individuals and crashing several homes, on Monday, Oct. 11 – reports received from the officials.
In the afternoon, the plane crashed into Southern California in the Santee City from which 20 miles northwest is San Diego’s downtown – told John Garlow, the Fire Chief to USA Today.
It was also revealed that, shortly before the crash, the control center warned the pilot for flying too low.
As per Garlow reports, the twin-engine Cessna 340 plane destroyed several homes and vehicles, including a UPS 4-wheel vehicle that was “heavily damaged,” according to him.
Meanwhile, three homes were completely burned, and two saw, “major damage”
Shortly after the incident, UPS revealed to USA Today in a written statement that it lost its one employee in the crash.
“We are heartbroken by the loss of our employee, and extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” the statement also reads, “We also send our condolences to the other individuals who are involved in this incident, and their families and friends.”
Justin Matsushita, the Deputy Fire Chief, told the news reporters that two people were shifted to a facility with burn wounds, and more are expected as he added, “it’s a pretty brutal scene.”
Currently, the officials have not revealed the identities of casualties, nor of the injured. On Tuesday morning, National Transportation Safety Board’s investigators are expected to be at the point of the incident – revealed a tweet for the agency.
The Associated Press took a statement from a witness who revealed that an old couple was rescued from one of the houses that got destroyed in Santee. At the same time, the second house which also got burnt was recently sold, so it was empty.
In San Diego, Jim Slaff explained to NBC 7 the burning house’s situation, saying the neighbor pulled out his mother through a window and rescued his father from the backyard. He did not mention his dog. It appears that it did not survive.
Neighbour told Slaff that his parents were “obviously shaken up but doing OK” and that they had shifted them to UC San Diego Medical Center.
After arriving at the incident, Slaff said, “It’s a war zone. It’s not even a house,”
A woman told Fox news explaining the situation near her place, saying, “I felt the impact. Things shook. I didn’t know if it was an earthquake or what,”
The plane that crashed into southern California is owned by Das. The officials reported that the flight was scheduled to fly from Yuma and land at Montgomery-Gibb Executive Airport, San Diego. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been probing the incident.