Search under way after plane crashes into house

Search under way after plane crashes into house

Search under way after plane crashes into house

Two people were killed in the incident while two others were taken to hospital, local firefighters reported.

The second engine dislodged and fell on to the street, creating a large hole in the asphalt, according to Eliott Simpson, an aviation accident investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board.

A small plane crashed in a residential California neighborhood on Sunday and set a single family home ablaze, officials said.

Seventy-two fire fighters attended the scene alongside local police, with the investigation into the crash still ongoing.

The pilot was the Cessna 414A's only occupant, and a source told the Los Angeles Times the man had flown frequently out of the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

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

Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the aircraft went down under unknown circumstances.

In footage from one of the neighbourhood's residents, loud gun-shot like noises can be heard as bystanders yell out to "move away" from the house which is well engulfed in flames.

Images also showed a propeller and other debris scattered across a driveway.

About 70 firefighters responded to the massive blaze, along with deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

Joshua Nelson said Sunday on Twitter.

One firefighter suffered an ankle injury, Rossman said.

No other information was immediately available.

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