Plane crashes in Southern California; 2 killed, officials say


Just after 2 p.m., the OCFA authority confirmed that there were at least two active house fires on Canyon Drive.

YORBA LINDA, California -Two people died and two others were injured after a small plane apparently came apart, dropping parts that scattered across a suburban neighborhood and ignited a house fire before landing in a backyard, witnesses and authorities said Sunday.

Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the aircraft went down under unknown circumstances. The home can be seen with scorch marks on its facade and broken windows, among other damage.

Photos and video posted online shows a house in the Southern California neighborhood ablaze with flames, and people running from the area. He said both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate.

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Cory Martino says the pilot died as well as four occupants of the home in Yorba Linda, which is about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles.

Images from the aftermath of the incident shared to Twitter show debris strewn across the residential street where the plane is believed to have crashed.

Pat Rogers, who lives about a mile from the crash site, told the Orange County Register he saw the plane on fire and coming apart.

Nelson also tweeted that the Cessna's propeller and engine landed in the yard of a home "a few houses down" from where the plane itself crashed.