A doctor driving a two-engine Cessna C340 pilot who crashed near Santana High School in Santiago on Monday has been identified as one of at least two people killed in the crash.
The plane was heading to San Diego from Yuma, Arizona. According to the flight plan, it was supposed to land at Kerni Mesa Montgomery-Gibbs executive airport, but it did not succeed. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Within 15 years.
According to eyewitnesses, the plane with the tail number N7022G landed on Grinkasl Street, where it crosses Rem Jerem Street. The plane crashed into a UPS truck approaching a stop sign, killing the driver. Witnesses said the plane crashed into two houses and exploded.
The chief medical officer of Yuma Regional Medical Center confirmed early Monday evening that the pilot of the plane was a partner.
NBC 7’s Omar Fleming shares what we still know about the pilot.
“We are deeply saddened to hear of a plane belonging to a local cardiologist, Dr. Sugata Dasi, which crashed near Sante,” said Dr. Bharat Magu. Chief Medical Officer of YRMC. “As a prominent family cardiologist, Dr. Dass leaves a lasting legacy. We extend our prayers and support to his family, colleagues and friends at this difficult time. “
A family friend told NBC 7 that Das worked at YRMC but lived in San Diego, flying frequently.
About half a mile from the runway with the Air Traffic Controller In the Lesson Recording recording you can hear the Lesson saying that the Lesson’s plane is too low.
“Alert low altitude, get on immediately, get on a plane,” the supervisor told Das.
The pilot repeatedly urges the plane to climb 5,000 feet, and when it stays at 1,500 feet, warns: “Looks like you’re coming down again, sir.”
The crash of a small plane near the school of Sante caused massive damage to at least two houses in the district.
At a press conference near the crash site just before 2 p.m., Just Astin Matsushita, deputy fire chief of the Sant Fire Department, confirmed that at least two people had died in the crash or the ensuing fire.
“It’s a pretty rough scene for our boys, we’re trying to get over it,” Matsushita said, adding that he was not sure there would be any further casualties. He did say that as a result of the accident, the wreckage spread almost a block south-east.
The National Transport Safety Board (NTSA) investigator was expected to be at the scene on Tuesday morning.
NBC 7’s Dave Summers shared what we know about the signs of an accident just before the accident.
In addition to a couple of destroyed houses, at least five were damaged.
Matsushita said two people were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The relatives told NBC 7 that they were a couple who escaped from a charred house in the corner hit by the plane’s body. The woman was saved from the window, His hair was singing, his face was burning. Her husband escaped from the backyard and was dragged through the fence by neighbors.
“We do not yet know how many people there were,” said Donnelly Evans, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. In the letter. The person in charge of the investigation will provide additional updates. “
Officials on the scene were not sure how many people were on board, but said it was likely that someone inside the plane would have been killed by fire or further fire. According to many sources, the Cessna C340 is a six-seater aircraft.
“We believe that the injuries are insurmountable for all those who were on that plane,” Matsushita said.
Photos. A small plane crashed in Santi, California
Around 15 pm, a UPS officer confirmed that the closed truck was one of them and said that one of their drivers had died at the scene.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our employee and extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” the company said in a statement. “We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and to their families. և Friends:“
The NTSB will investigate and provide updates, Evans said, adding that “no agency has identified the victims of the crash.”
Smoke from the crash was visible above the surrounding communities of Sante. A photo posted on @ Ouijacorn tweets the hell raging in one of the houses, a man who is probably a neighbor standing nearby, pointing to the house in a raging fire.
The first responders of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department of the Fire Department went to the scene.
1 year 13: In the 1930s, dozens of firefighters battling the two blazes largely extinguished the fires in the two buildings, simply pouring water into buildings where there was still a small amount of gray smoke.
Sante’s witnesses describe the accident
Michael Keeley, 43, ran barefoot outside when his house shook. He saw the UPS truck on fire and found two neighbors near the burning house who were calling from an open window.
Inside the neighbors’ house, with heavy smoke and flames licking the roof, Kylie stood on a rock, holding her hand, grabbing the woman by the arm and helping her out the window. His forearms burned and his hair sang.
NBC 7 covers the plane crash in Sante, which killed at least two people, including a UPS driver. That’s what we know so far.
“She kept saying, ‘My puppy, my puppy,'” Keeley said.
Pelot lives on the other side of the retired couple and sees that the house and the delivery car have burned down. There were ruins of chaotic vehicles in the driveway.
Eric Huppert, 57, rushed to the couple’s home after his house was shaken. She joined Pelot to remove boards from the fence to save her husband, who was walking in the backyard.
The woman and her husband were burned in the arms, but they were still able to walk and talk, Pelot said.
“They were both definitely in shock, but at least they were alive,” said military contractor Huppert.
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The security camera of Harjan’s house recorded the plane crashing in Sante. The plane crashed east of Santana High School, killing at least two people.
Accident scene in Santi
At least two houses were destroyed by fire. The crews extinguished the fire with water cannons as they tried to freeze other nearby buildings. Two or three other houses were also damaged.
Several charred cars were also visible at the crash site.
Matsushita said 10 nearby homes were without electricity while first aid workers were on the scene. Deputies from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department said a temporary evacuation point had been set up by the Cameron family YMCA at 10123 Riverwalk Drive in Sante.
Hours after the crash, the plane flying over SkyRanger 7 captured devastating scenes of the crash, the two houses reduced to ashes, the timber, fire extinguishing foam surrounding the two buildings to wet soil, and the smashed Cessna wreckage behind one of the houses. Dozens of people stood around the gloomy scene, most in bright yellow jackets or their firefighters’ uniforms.
Officials said Rem Jeremiah Street, located between Mast Boulevard on 2nd Street, was closed to traffic, as was North Magnolia Avenue, between Mast Boulevard on 2nd Street.
Santana High School, part of Grosmont Union High School District, is located a few blocks west of the crash site, just north of Ilespi Field Airport.
12 months 12: Shortly before the age of 30, school officials tweeted that no students had been injured in the crash and that the university was safe. About half an hour later, they said that the university was back to normal, that the students were either on leave or released for a day if they had no other classes.
NBC 7 Investigates investigated plane crashes in the Sante region 30 years ago.
The accident near Il Ilespi is not the first in Santi. Two years ago, two people and a dog were killed when a plane crashed in Sante three years ago. According to the NTSB, four fatal planes crashed in the community of Archelyan region, including in 2018. Six people were killed in the incidents.
The Associated Press contributed to this story – Ed.