October 20, 2021
Doomed plane sets Santee homes on fire
SAN DIEGO - Two people were killed and two others injured when a small plane crashed in a residential neighborhood in Santee early Monday afternoon, destroying two homes and a UPS delivery truck.

The UPS driver and the pilot died at the scene. Neighbors pulled a couple in their 70s from one of the homes. The man and woman were taken to a hospital in serious condition, officials said.

The twin-engine plane went down near Greencastle and Jeremy streets, less than two-tenths of a mile east of Santana High School’s football field, on the eastern edge of the campus. It struck the delivery truck and both homes, a Santee fire official said.

The Cessna C340 crashed around 12:15 p.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA officials said they do not know how many people were on board.

The plane was headed from Yuma, Ariz., to Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Field — commonly called Montgomery Field — in Kearny Mesa, according to the San Diego Union Tribune. Montgomery Field is about 11 miles west of the crash site.
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