Crews responding to fire following reports of small plane crash near LA

The crash in Southern California set two houses alight

It's been reported that a small plane came apart in the air, dropping parts throughout a neighbourhood in southern California.

It happened on Sunday afternoon in a residential area of Yorba Linda, which is southwest of Los Angeles.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in Yorba Linda shortly after taking off from the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

It is still unclear whether or not the pilot is one of the deceased.

Local residents described a shrill whistling sound before an explosion set the two-storey home on fire at 13:45 (21:45 GMT) on Sunday.

Joshua Nelson said Sunday on Twitter.




Ambulances stand on place as the smoke rises from a house on fire by the crash of a Cessna 414A in a residential area in Yorba Linda, California.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident, Kenitzer told KTLA. A firefighter was also treated for a minor injury.

"It's the eerie, low rumbling sound that keeps getting lower and louder". "And then all of a sudden boom. It shook our house". Viewers can see a man drenching it with water from a garden house.

A propeller and debris in the driveway of a home.

Eliott Simpson, an aviation accident investigator, says debris is scattered over four blocks and a nearby elementary school will be closed tomorrow as they investigate.

Rain from a winter storm helped firefighters extinguish the house fire.

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