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Videos: Plane crashes into UPS truck, homes in CA; multiple victims reported

October 11, 2021

A small twin-engine plane crashed into several homes in the city of Santee, California near San Diego on Monday, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced.

CBS8 reporter Marcella Lee tweeted, “BREAKING NEWS: A small plane crashed in Santee near Santana HS; Kids are safe. Initial reports indicate the plane hit a UPS truck, killing the driver; two homes are on fire; reports of human remains found in a backyard.”

A Twitter user shared a video taken a short distance from a home and vehicle engulfed in flame. A secondary explosion could be heard partway through the video, setting off a nearby car alarm.

Insider Paper tweeted, “BREAKING: A plane has crashed near Santana High School in Santee, California, damaging multiple homes.”

The crash occurred near the 9900 block of N. Magnolia Avenue, a short distance away from Santana High School.

Santee Fire Chief John Garlow told ABC News the resulting fire from the crash fully engulfing at least one home in flames and at least two burn victims are believed to be from the home.

CBS8 reporter Kelly Hessedal tweeted additional footage of firefighting crews responding to the crash and ensuing fire. “Aftermath of plane crash near Santana high school @cbs8.”

A Twitter user shared footage of another angle from the fire following the crash. “#BREAKING: Small twin engine plane crashes into homes near Santana High School in Santee, California; at least two homes destroyed.”

The San Diego Sheriff’s office has since announced a designated evacuation point for people affected by the plane crash.

“A temporary evacuation point has been set up by @SoCal_RedCross at the Cameron Family YMCA located at 10123 Riverwalk Drive, Santee. This is for people who have been affected by a plane crash near Greencastle and Jeremy Streets in @CityofSantee. Thank you for your cooperation.”