Aircraft crashes in residential area in Southern California
Some witnesses took to social media to post videos of large plumes of smoke from the crash in the residential area
Four people aboard a Learjet 35 were killed in a crash in El Cajon, California, Monday night while the area was experiencing inclement weather.
The crash prompted a massive emergency response from local agencies, which included the California Highway Patrol. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
Air traffic control audio of the crash has since surfaced, and the apparent pilot was calm in the audio before screams broke out.
The plane departed from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana and was headed to Gillespie Field in San Diego, according to the FAA.
There were no survivors, according to a statement obtained by Fox News from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Nobody was injured on the ground, but one home was damaged, the statement said.
Some witnesses took to social media to post videos of large plumes of smoke from the crash in the residential area.
Fox 5 San Diego reported that the crash occurred at about 7:15 p.m. SDG&E reported that more than 2,500 customers were without power after the plane knocked out power lines.
One witness told KUSI News thathe saw an odd, blueish-green explosion in the sky and assumed it was lightning. Then he said he saw a second explosion.
"It felt like something that you would see in a movie," James Wall told the outlet.