Residents of El Cajon, Calif., Near San Diego, watched in disbelief as a small business jet crashed into their neighborhood Monday night, leaving a flaming trail of destruction strewn across several city blocks.
Images of the crash have been shared widely on social media sites, with the most notable images captured by a Google Nest camera, appearing to show the plane falling from the sky and exploding on impact.
Upon the arrival of emergency personnel and local media, large plumes of fire and smoke were emerging from the wreckage scene.
Initial reports suggest the plane struck a house and 2,500 residents were left without power as a result. The cause of the accident remains under investigation, however, the rain present in the area is considered to be a possible factor.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department confirmed in a statement that a small plane crashed on Monday, December 27 just after 7 p.m., and fire crews at the scene were unable to recover any bodies from the ‘wreck. Police say the origin of the plane’s departure or arrival has not yet been determined.
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Firefighters are currently sweeping the scene, with no sign of survivors. The medical examiner’s office provides its services to determine the cause of death and inform the next of kin.
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the San Diego Sheriff’s Department took to social media to offer their deepest condolences to loved ones lost in the plane crash.
The Federal Aviation Administration Safety Council and Federal Aviation Administration will dissect the wreckage in the hopes of finding answers to the contributing factor that led to this disaster. The American Red Cross is also expected to come to the aid of residents on Wednesday who are still suffering from a power outage.
In an update released at 11:57 p.m., the local sheriff’s department has alerted the public that the fire has been extinguished, and they are turning to the public for photos and videos of the plane crash that would help his investigation.
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