Plane Breaks Apart, Kills Five People and Injures Two
February 4, 2019
YORBA LINDA CA – A Cessna airplane crashed into a home Sunday, killing the pilot and four people inside the home, also injuring two people inside the residence.
The plane nose-dived onto the 19000 block of Crestknoll Drive about 1:45 PM.
The 1981 twin-engine Cessna 414A took off from Fullerton Municipal Airport about 10 minutes before the crash, according to National Transportation Safety Board.
Radar data indicated the plane made a left turn and climbed 7,800 feet before crashing into the house, leaving the cabin in a ravine behind the house and debris scattered over four blocks, Simpson said.
There’s no information so far regarding why the plane crashed.
The pilot was the only person on the plane and two males and two females were killed inside the house, Orange County police said.
The two injured victims were hospitalized with burn injuries.
One firefighter suffered an ankle injury, police said.
NTSB investigators expected to spend Monday gathering evidence and picking up the pieces of the aircraft.
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