5 killed as debris from plane crash hit California house


Two people died and two others were injured when a small aircraft crashed into a residential area in Yorba Linda, California. Two others were transported to a local hospital with injuries.

Video posted online shows parts of a plane after it crashed in Yorba Linda, Calif., on Sun., Feb. 3, 2019. The number of people who were aboard the aircraft remains unclear. A Cessna 414A, depending on its configuration, is capable of carrying up to 10 people.

Residents in the Yorba Linda area began to panic at around 2 p.m. when the small plane appeared to break apart in midair, scattering debris across the neighborhood, authorities said.

Footage from the scene shows that multiple homes were damaged, one of which was fully engulfed in flames.

The Cessna 414A took off from the about a dozen miles west of the blaze, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.

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

Another tweeted: "Pretty sure we just saw a plane crash into a neighborhood".

Those killed in the home were described as two males and two females, the Orange Country Sheriff's Department said.

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

Twitter user Joshua Nelson wrote, "A few houses down [from the crash] the propeller and engine landed in their yard".