By SDCN Editor
Santee, CA–A small Cessna plane crashed into a neighborhood killing two people and destroying two homes Monday in Santee, authorities said.
The crash occurred shortly after 12 p.m. near Santana High School and on Greencastle and Jeremy Streets. Deputies from the Santee Sheriff’s Station immediately responded to the scene along with the Santee Fire Department.
As a precaution, Santana High School students and staff remained on campus until classes were dismissed.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the plane was coming from Yuma, Arizona and scheduled to land at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport or Montgomery Field in Kearny Mesa, but the twin-engine Cessna C340 crashed at 12:15 p.m.
Santee Fire Department said two other individuals with injuries were taken to a local hospital. At this time, the identities of the victims have not been released.
At this time, Jeremy Street remains closed between 2nd Street and Mast Boulevard due to the plane crash investigation.
The American Red Cross opened a temporary evacuation point at the Cameron Family YMCA located at 10123 Riverwalk Drive in Santee.
Federal investigators are seeking photos or videos of the plane crash. Residents can send the information to email@example.com.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the crash.
The County Crisis Line is open 24/7 at (888) 724-7240 for individuals who need to talk to a mental health counselor.