A plane crashed in a Santee neighbourhood Monday afternoon, destroying two homes and damaging a third, with the extent of injuries unknown.
According to officials, a Cessna 340A crashed in Santee, was coming from Yuma, Arizona and was headed to Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport in San Diego.
First responders from the Santee Fire Department and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the scene.
The Santee Fire Department reported that two people were taken from the scene after the plane crashed near the 9900 block of North Magnolia Avenue. According to scanner traffic, the first reports of the crash came in around 12:15 p.m., and officials were diverting traffic near Mast and Magnolia.
Fire engines were seen on video dousing two homes that had been destroyed in the plane crash. According to Heartland Fire & Rescue, a third home was damaged, and hazmat was on its way to the scene.
UPDATE 5:00 PM EST: At least two confirmed deaths reported in Santee plane crash at the time of this update. We have multiple confirmed fatalities,” said Battalion Chief on small plane crash scene in Santee.