At Least 2 Dead After Small Plane Crash In California

Five People were killed and three were injured when a plane crashed into a house in California on Sunday.

Clint Langford, who lives about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) away, said he was in his living room when he heard a low rumbling.

One firefighter suffered an ankle injury, Rossman said.

Debris was scattered over four blocks, Simpson said.

He told reporters Sunday that, according to preliminary radar data, the plane made a left turn, climbing to 7,800 feet, and went 10 miles out before making a "rapid descent" into the neighborhood. "And then all of a sudden boom".

The crash occurred in Yorba Linda, the Orange County Fire Authority said on Twitter.

Some tried to run into the flaming house but explosion sounds came from its garage and other neighbors called them off, Winch said. "The plane didn't hit and scatter, it blew up and hit the house".

The main body of the plane was found in the backyard of another home not far from the burned house.

Pictures tweeted by the fire authority showed a heavily damaged home in a residential neighborhood.

Witnesses told KTLA that it appeared that the plane had caught fire mid-air and began coming apart, raining down wreckage and setting the home on fire.

Flying debris smashed through windows and a propeller crashed in her driveway, while a burning wing landed in another resident's front yard, according to the newspaper.

  • Rogelio Becker