Plane crash into San Diego home kills two passengers

The back of a home is seen engulfed in flames after a small plane crashed into it on Saturday Dec. 9 2017

KABC The back of a home is seen engulfed in flames after a small plane crashed into it on Saturday Dec. 9 2017

Two people are dead and two others are injured following a small plane crash in San Diego on Saturday, officials say.

Firefighters hose down the roof of a house that was damaged by fire after a small plane crashed into it in San Diego, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

Four people were on the plane, according to the CBS report.

According to the chief of the local fire-rescue department, the pilot reported an engine failure shortly after the plane had taken off from the airport.

The plane and the house caught fire as a result of the crash. Nobody was inside the home at the time of the crash, but a dog on the property was killed, KFMB reports.

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The National Weather Service said Saturday the Santa Ana winds have begun to kick up again. "There was just so much smoke". Most of the loose horses were corralled and taken to another location, but about 25 died as barns and pasture burned.

Neighbors told the newspaper that a family with an infant were renting the home, and they weren't home at the time. When he got to the back yard of the home, he saw the wreck of a small, single-engine plane in the house.

A video taken by a witness shows the tragic scene as the plane plummeted toward the ground.

Neighbors reported hearing an explosion.

The FAA and National Transportation and Safety Board are investigating what caused the plane to crash, officials said.

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