5 dead after plane crashes into Southern California home

Twitter user Joshua Nelson wrote
Twitter user Joshua Nelson wrote"A few houses down the propeller and engine landed in their yard

05 February, 2019

Authorities want to know why a twin-engine plane broke up in the sky and slammed into a Southern California house on Sunday, killing five people.

Clint Langford, another neighbor, recalled hearing a low rumbling sound right before the crash.

"Local authorities say there are injuries on the ground", Kenitzer said.

The debris field spanned about four blocks, he said. "And then all of a sudden boom".

Two people were confirmed dead, the Orange County Fire Authority reported. They planned to search the burned house in case there were additional victims, Sanchez said.

Firefighters suppress a fire at the scene of a deadly plane crash in the residential neighborhood of Yorba Linda, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019.

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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.

He said: "I was about two miles away and likely in the flight path of the plane".

This footage shows smoke rising and flames leaping from the site of the crash.

"The main cabin of the airplane, along with one of the engines, came to rest at the bottom of a ravine in the backyard of somebody's house", he said.

"I walked outside and I look up and I just see debris flying everywhere", the man told ABC7.

Simpson said it will take some time to determine the maintenance history of the aircraft, which was built in 1981.

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