Two Killed When Small Plane Crashes Into San Diego Home

Two people were killed Saturday when a small plane crashed into a San Diego home and burst into flames, authorities said. The plane’s pilot and one passenger survived with burn injuries, but the other two passengers were reportedly trapped inside when the aircraft exploded. The accident occurred Saturday afternoon in San Diego’s Clairemont neighborhood after the plane had taken off from the nearby Montgomery Field. The pilot of the six-seat plane radioed in an engine failure and attempted to crash land in a field next to the house, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Chief Brian Fennessy. By the time fire crews arrived, he said, the plane and entire back side of the house were on fire and it was not possible to make any rescue attempts. Two dogs inside the house were reportedly killed in the crash, but no people on the ground were injured. A family with a baby renting the house was reportedly not home at the time of the incident.