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On Sunday, December 9th, 2017, a single-engine plane crashed into a house in a residential area of San Diego. After two days, it came to light that there were four people aboard the plane, two of whom died in the crash. The pilot and one of his passengers was seen by rescue crews walking away from the fire with severe burns and were sent to the hospital.
#DEVELOPING: 2of4 people on board single engine plane killed in fiery crash into Clairemont home. Pilot radioed catastrophic engine failure. Tried to return to Montgomery Field, says SDFD.The Beech BE 36 Bonanza touched down in empty schoolyard & crashed thru fence into home. pic.twitter.com/WIwcyOTecP
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— Omari Fleming (@OmariNBCSD) December 10, 2017
According to various news sources, the Beech Bonanza left the Montgomery Field airstrip but suffered catastrophic engine failure soon after takeoff. Picking out a nearby field by a school, the pilot managed to land the plane into that empty space but skidded into a house.
The structure is typically occupied by a husband and wife who just had a baby, according to a neighbor, but luckily they were not home.
The FAA is filing an official investigation into the crash. More details to follow.