A federal traffic safety investigator is expected to arrive on Tuesday At least two people were killed in a small plane crash in a suburb of Southern California.
Monday’s crash shook the community of Santi, about 20 miles northeast of San Diego, after a two-engine Cessna 340 crashed into a house or vehicle, causing extensive damage.
The driver of the UPS, whose identity has not been determined yet, died as a result of the accident. The plane belonged to Dr. Sugata Dasi, who was also killed, according to Bharat Magu, chief physician at the Yuma Regional Medical Center. KNSD-TV: reported.
Two more people were hospitalized with burns, said Just Astin Matsushita, deputy fire chief. The video showed Hurricanes helped the couple escape through the window, the fence behind their house, as flames engulfed the building.
Another video, taken by a nearby home security camera, shows the plane crashing into the neighborhood just before the crash.
Among those who lost their homes were newlyweds Courtney and Cody Campbell. According to KGTV. The couple was at work at the time of the accident and lost all their property, one of the homeowners’ sister Brian King told KGTV. He said the couple had just finished rebuilding the house.
Authorities did not say what caused the crash. The plane was about half a mile from landing at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport when the air traffic controller told the pilot that the plane was flying too low and had to take off.
“Alert low altitude, take off immediately, take off,” said the air traffic controller in a voice acquired by KSWB-TV.
According to: Data from the National Transport Safety Council, In 2018 there were more than 1300 civil aviation accidents in the US, the data of the last year were available on its website. Whether the data include accidents involving skating rinks or hot air balloons, most included fixed faults for personal use.
The NTSB said tweet: His investigator was expected to be in Santiago on Tuesday morning “to begin the investigation.”
The class, a licensed pilot, lived in San Diego and moved to Yuma, according to the website of a non-profit organization where he served as director.
Magun called Das a “prominent cardiologist and a devoted family man,” KNSD-TV reported. He leaves two young sons.
In a statement, UPS said it was “deeply saddened by the loss of our employee and extends our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”
Three neighboring houses were “badly damaged” and two were completely burnt down, fire chief John on Garlow told USA TODAY.
Contributed by Grace Hawke և Celina Tebor, USA TODAY, Associated Press: