Two killed as plane crashes into house in San Diego

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Two killed as plane crashes into house in San Diego

Plane crashes into house in San Diego. A small aircraft has crashed into a house in San Diego leaving two people dead. Local media report the plane crashed into the home in the Clairemont neighbourhood at around 4.40pm local time on Saturday.

Two killed as plane crashes into house in San Diego

Two killed as plane crashes into house in San Diego

The single-engine, six-seat Beech BE36 Bonanza had taken off from Montgomery Field airport around half a mile from the crash site.

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

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The names of the victims have not been released and the owner of the plane has not yet been identified.

The pilot reportedly attempted to land in a field behind the house. But the aircraft skidded through a fence and crashed into the back of a house, sparking a fire.

The occupants of the house were not at home and nobody on the ground was injured. Neighbours told the newspaper that a couple with a young child are renting the home.

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

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