Plane crashes in residential area in Southern California


Four people aboard a Learjet 35 were killed in an accident in El Cajon, Calif. On Monday evening as the area suffered from inclement weather.

The accident prompted a massive emergency response from local agencies, including the California Highway Patrol. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Air traffic control audio from the crash has since surfaced, and the apparent pilot was calm in the audio before screams broke out.

The plane took off from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana and was heading to Gillespie Field in San Diego, according to the FAA.

Photo showing where the plane crashed Monday night in California. KSWB
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There were no survivors, according to a statement obtained by Fox News from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. No one was injured on the ground, but a house was damaged, the statement said.

Some witnesses have taken to social media to post videos of large plumes of smoke from the crash in the residential area.

Photo showing where the plane crashed Monday night in California.  KSWB

Photo showing where the plane crashed Monday night in California. KSWB
(KSWB)

Fox 5 San Diego reported that the crash happened around 7:15 p.m. SDG & E reported that more than 2,500 customers were without power after the plane cut power lines.

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A witness told KUSI News he saw a strange blue-green explosion in the sky and assumed it was lightning. Then he said he saw a second explosion.

“It was like something you would see in a movie,” James Wall told the outlet.