At least 2 injured after small plane crashes into Southern California homes, hits UPS truck

A small plane crashed into multiple homes in a suburban Southern California neighborhood Monday, injuring at least two people, officials said. The crash happened shortly after noon in the city of Santee, about 20 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, Fire Chief John Garlow told USA TODAY. The plane struck several homes and a UPS truck, Garlow said.

Three homes had “major damage” and two were completely burned, he said. Two people were taken to the hospital with burn wounds, and the extent of their injuries was unclear, he said. There were “possibly” more victims, Garlow said.

The number of occupants inside the plane was unknown, but the crash did “not appear to have any survivors,” he said. Know what’s up before you finish your cup. Sign up for the Daily Briefing morning newsletter It was not immediately clear if the driver of the UPS truck was hit in the crash, Garlow said.

It was also unclear whether anyone was inside the damaged homes, Garlow said. The sheriff’s department was checking inside nearby homes, too, he said. Santee has seen other plane crashes in recent years, Garlow said.

A crash in a commercial area in 2015 killed a pilot, he said.

Another crash 10 years ago in a residential area also killed a pilot, he said.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Santee plane crash injures 2, burns homes in California neighborhood


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