Thick Smoke Fills the Sky After Deadly California Plane Crash

Thick Smoke Fills the Sky After Deadly California Plane Crash

Thick Smoke Fills the Sky After Deadly California Plane Crash

Resident Nancy Mehl, 65, said she heard the high-pitched whine of an airplane engine and took cover in her home with her two dogs.

Two people were killed and two others injured when a small plane crashed into a home on Sunday outside of Los Angeles, authorities said. Two people were killed in the incident while two others were taken to hospital, local firefighters reported.

Photos and video posted online shows a house in the Southern California neighborhood ablaze with flames, and people running from the area.

Thick smoke filled the sky at the site of a fatal plane crash in Yorba Linda, California, on Sunday, February 3.

The Orange County Sheriff said the plane crashed under unknown circumstances.

Seventy-two firefighters were deployed to the scene from OCFA and nearby fire departments. No other identifying information such as names or ages was immediately released.

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

Panicked neighbours rushed to the burning home, dousing burning debris on the street with water from garden hoses. The fire spread to a vehicle that was parked in the drive. "They also said that only the pilot was on board the aircraft".

The US National Transportation and Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash.

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