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2 killed in Southern California crash

2 killed in Southern California crash

A small plane crashed into a suburban Southern California house on Sunday, killing two people and injuring two others, authorities said. 

The conditions of the injured were not immediately known, but both were transported to a hospital. One two-story home caught fire, The Orange County Fire Authority said, although initial reports indicated two structures were involved. 

The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in Yorba Linda shortly after taking off from the Fullerton Municipal Airport. An FAA spokesman said only a pilot was aboard the plane.

Firefighters received a call about the crash at about 2 p.m. and found plane debris to the rear of the residence, Assistant Chief Pokey Sanchez said at an afternoon press conference. About 75 personnel were at the active scene two hours later, Sanchez said, and the search in the compromised home was set to  continue through the evening and into Monday morning. 

One firefighter also sustained injuries and was hospitalized, Sanchez said. 

Video posted on Twitter showed panicked residents running to a suburban home that was engulfed in flames.

Images also showed a propeller and plane debris scattered across a driveway and a man dousing a burning object that was on the street with a garden hose.

The National Transportation Safety Board and FAA will investigate the incident, an FAA spokesman said. 

Contrbuting: The Associated Press

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