Update: New video has emerged showing the moments before the plane went down, killing a doctor and UPS driver, according to the New York Post.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
A small plane crashed near Santana High School in Santee early Monday afternoon, sparking fires in a residential area, authorities said.
Santee fire Chief John Garlow said a twin-engine plane reportedly crashed into at least one home, then struck a box truck in a residential area near Greencastle Street and Jeremy Street.
Two people who suffered burns were taken to a hospital.
Footage from a 10News helicopter showed two residential buildings on fire, with what appeared to be a gutted UPS truck nearby. Firefighters were working to douse the blaze.
Sheriff’s Department officials asked the public to avoid the area. They also closed two streets:
Jeremy Street and North Magnolia Avenue are both closed between 2nd Street and Mast Boulevard.
A temporary evacuation point for people affected by the plane crash has been set up at the Cameron Family YMCA at 10123 Riverwalk Drive, sheriff’s officials said.
⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: Emerging report of a plane crash into several homes near San Diego, California#Santee l #CA— Intel Point ALERT (@IntelPointAlert) October 11, 2021
Witnesses report the plane was listing from wingtip to wingtip before crashing. Several homes are destroyed and several casualties are being reported.
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Santana High School officials tweeted that all students were “secure.”
Staff writer Teri Figueroa contributed to this story. This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.
This story originally appeared in San Diego Union-Tribune.