Published: Mon, February 04, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Dead, 2 Hospitalized After Small Plane Crashes Into Backyard in Yorba Linda

Dead, 2 Hospitalized After Small Plane Crashes Into Backyard in Yorba Linda

Southern California officials say five people are dead after a small plane crashed into a house Sunday, setting the home on fire.

The accident happened at 2pm pacific time (10pm GMT) in Yorba Linda, a city about 26 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

The Cessna 414A had just departed from nearby Fullerton Municipal Airport before the crash, according to Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman with Federal Aviation Administration.

It is still unclear whether or not the pilot is one of the deceased.

Joshua Nelson said Sunday on Twitter.

The Cessna 414A was said to have taken off from a nearby municipal airport shortly before the crash.

The Orange County Fire Authority said crews were responding to two homes.

At least two homes were damaged in the crash. A firefighter was also treated for a minor injury. "It shook our house".

Those killed in the home were described as two males and two females, the Orange Country Sheriff's Department said. Viewers can see a man drenching it with water from a garden house. The plane came to a stop on a backyard downhill from the burned house. The fire spread to a vehicle that was parked in the drive.

Debris was scattered over four blocks, Simpson said. They planned to search the burned house in case there were additional victims, Mr Sanchez said.

The National Transportation and Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

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