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Plane crash in San Diego house kills two passengers

Firefighters gather outside of a San Diego home where a small plane crashed, Dec. 9, 2017.

(Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune via Associated Press)

At least two people were killed Saturday when a small plane crashed in a San Diego home, authorities said.

The crash in the Clairemont area around the 4:40 pm, media reports said.

The single-engine, six-seat Beech BE36 Bonanza had taken from Montgomery Field about half a mile away, FOX 5 reported. The impact caused the house to be in flames.

The pilot and a passenger were taken to a hospital with burns and two passengers died on the spot, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

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The pilot apparently tried to land in a field behind the house, but the plane skidded through a fence and came with a blow on the back of a house, sparking a fire, the paper reported.

Neighbors reportedly broke windows of the house and called inside. The residents of the house were not home, but neighbors said their little dog died.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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