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The Latest: 5 die after small plane crashes into Calif. home

A propeller of a small plane sits on the front of a house in Yorba Linda, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. A twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in Yorba Linda shortly after taking off from the nearby Fullerton Municipal Airport. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
February 03, 2019 - 9:18 PM

YORBA LINDA, Calif. - The Latest on a small plane crashing into a Southern California neighbourhood (all times local):

9 p.m.

Southern California officials say five people are dead after a small plane crashed into a house Sunday, setting the home on fire.

Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Cory Martino says the pilot died as well as four occupants of the home in Yorba Linda, which is about 35 miles (56 kilometres) southeast of Los Angeles.

Martino says two other people were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

A spokesman with the National Transportation Safety Board says the twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed shortly after taking off from a nearby airport. Video showed airplane parts scattered on the ground and on rooftops.

Eliott Simpson, an aviation accident investigator, says debris is scattered over four blocks and a nearby elementary school will be closed tomorrow as they investigate.

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4:30 p.m.

Firefighters are planning to search the inside of a Southern California house that burst into flames after being struck by pieces of a small plane that crashed into a neighbourhood, killing two people and injuring two others.

Pokey Sanchez, an assistant chief with the Orange County Fire Department, said firefighters planned to sift through the badly burned two-story house in case there are additional victims of the Sunday afternoon crash.

He didn't know whether the people killed were on board the plane or on the ground. The wounded were taken to the hospital with burn injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in Yorba Linda shortly after taking off from a nearby airport. Video showed airplane parts scattered on the ground and on rooftops. The plane came to a stop on a backyard downhill from the burned house.

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3:30 p.m.

Authorities say two people died and two were injured after a small plane crashed into a Southern California house.

The Orange County Fire Authority said the crash in a Yorba Linda neighbourhood ignited the house Sunday afternoon.

There was no immediate information on the extent of the injuries, and whether the people killed were on board the plane or on the ground.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in Yorba Linda shortly after taking off from the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

Video posted on Twitter showed panicked residents running to a home that was engulfed in flames. It also showed plane debris scattered on the ground.

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3:11 p.m.

Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a suburban Southern California neighbourhood and has ignited a fire that burned two houses.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the twin-engine Cessna 414A crashed in Yorba Linda shortly after taking off from the Fullerton Municipal Airport Sunday afternoon.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said an unknown number of people on the ground were injured.

He did not immediately have information on the number of people in the plane.

Video posted on Twitter showed panicked residents running to a suburban home that was engulfed in flames.

Images also showed a propeller and plane debris scattered across a driveway and a man dousing a burning object that was on the street with a garden hose.

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