Plane crashes into Clairemont home, killing 1


According to the officials, the reason that caused the plane to crash will be investigated by The FAA and National Transportation and Safety Board. Fire crews arrived several minutes after the crash had occurred and it took them some 30 minutes to extinguish the fire.

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. Their two dogs perished inside the house, neighbors and authorities said.

The plane turned, "like it was trying to get wind underneath its wings", and then crashed into the back ot the house, he said.

A video taken by a witness shows the tragic scene as the plane plummeted toward the ground. Clairemont is a neighborhood located near San Diego.

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The occupants of the house were not home, but neighbors said their small dog died.

Donna Null, who lives across the street, said she heard a crash and went outside, where she saw neighbors running toward the house.

The huge cloud of smoke from the fire could be seen from miles away.

Another neighbor, Abe Bejjani, told The Tribune that he was watching TV when he heard an explosion he thought was a propane tank blowing up.