A small plane crashed in in the Yorba Linda area in California’s Orange County, setting two houses on fire. Firefighters were called to deal with the blaze.
According to preliminary reports, four people are missing in the wake of the incident.
Footage from the scene showed a blaze engulfing one of the houses in the suburban area with people shouting to keep away from the building.
Plane crashed near my house in Yorba Linda.
I thought a bomb was dropped or something cuz I heard a plane engine moving in close and then my house shook on impact.
This pic is near my elementary school. pic.twitter.com/ECAA9QNhVZ
— Jeremy W. (@the_bluejacket) February 3, 2019
The aircraft involved was a Cessna 414A Chancellor, an 8-sead twin-engine plane. According to records, it is owned by a private individual from Oregon.
The small plane crashed shortly after departing from the Fullerton Municipal Airport, an FAA spokesman told local media. The cause of the incident remains unknown.
#CanyonIC Aircraft is reported to be a Cessna that had just left Fullerton airport.
— Hex Gerardo (@I5_Media) February 3, 2019
Fragments of the aircraft were scattered over the area, according to witness reports.
Wow. We heard the plane crashing, then it felt like an earthquake. We definitely thought it happened right outside our house. Thankful to be okay, but praying for those involved in the Yorba Linda crash. Thankful for the quick reaction from all the first responders we saw. pic.twitter.com/REelIPr1xE
— Savannah Lambert (@sav_king12) February 3, 2019
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