Several dead, injured after plane splits into two crashes into California homes

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More

Small plane crashed into California homes killing three people and two were injured when a plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities said.

planeThe passengers boarded on the plane were a husband, wife and three teenagers on the plane that had just taken off from Riverside Municipal Airport at 4:40 p.m. Monday intending to return to San Jose after the weekend cheerleading event at Disneyland when it crashed in the residential neighborhood, Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore said.

Miraculous escape of one of the teenagers, a girl, was thrown from a back seat of the plane on impact but suffered only minor injuries, Moore said. Three witnesses the local press she crawled from the home asking for help. She was able to talk to firefighters about what had happened as she was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, Moore said.

Struggling Firefighters entered one of the burning houses and pulled out another unconscious passenger form the burning plane. That victim underwent surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in San Bernardino and was in critical condition, the local doctors said.

The rescuers already pulled three bodies, were found in the combined wreckage of the aircraft and the homes.

“horrible crash the plane split into two,” Moore said, especially given that they had gone to a cheer competition and it was “supposed to be a happy time.”

Authorities had earlier said four were dead, and that the critically injured victim was a resident of the homes, but later reduced the death toll to three and said all five victims had been on the plane. They have not given the ages or identities of the victims.

Press journalist for HRO media – Ignacio Damigo reports.

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