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2 dead after small plane hits house in San Diego

2 dead after small plane hits house in San Diego

A plane crashed into a house in San Diego's Clairemont neighborhood on Saturday.

According to the chief of the local fire-rescue department, the pilot reported an engine failure shortly after the plane had taken off from the airport. Tried to return to Montgomery Field, says SDFD.The Beech BE 36 Bonanza touched down in empty schoolyard & crashed thru fence into home.

Abe Bejjani lives next door to the home exploded, said that he was busy watching the television when the big explosion was heard to which he thought that it might have been a propane barbecue blowing. Their dog died from the crash, neighbors said. Fennessy said firefighters didn't know a plane had crashed until they got to the house and saw it.

Less than two minutes after the crash, fire crews arrived and it took about 30 minutes to knock down the fire, KFMB reports.




The pilot and a passenger were taken to a hospital with burns, and two passengers died at the scene, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The FAA and National Transportation and Safety Board are investigating what caused the plane to crash, officials said.

The accident occurred about 4:40 p.m. on Chandler Drive near Mt. Abernathy Place. He ran toward the flames and helped break the windows.


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