People Killed in US California as Aircraft Crashes Into House

Minnie Murray
February 4, 2019

Five people were killed and two more were injured Sunday when a plane crashed into a residential area in Southern California. The two who suffered injuries were transported to a local hospital, authorities said.

In footage from one of the neighbourhood's residents, loud gun-shot like noises can be heard as bystanders yell out to "move away" from the house which is well engulfed in flames.

About 70 firefighters responded to the massive blaze, along with deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

The National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating the wreck, police dispatchers said.

The small plane crashed shortly after departing from the Fullerton Municipal Airport, an FAA spokesman told local media.

Another tweeted: "Pretty sure we just saw a plane crash into a neighborhood". No other identifying information such as names or ages was immediately released.

Video posted online shows parts of a plane after it crashed in Yorba Linda, Calif., on Sun., Feb. 3, 2019.

Joshua Nelson said Sunday on Twitter.

He looked out his front door and could see plane parts falling out the sky in the distance. The plane came to a stop on a backyard downhill from the burned house. The fire spread to a SUV that was parked in the driveway.

Rain from a winter storm helped firefighters extinguish the house fire.

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