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Plane crashes in 2 homes, kills 3, injures 2 in California, US (Video of crash moment)

Plane crashes in 2 homes, kills 3, injures 2 in California, US (Video of crash moment)Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire Monday, authorities said.

This is reported by Associated Press.

A husband, wife and three teenagers were on the plane that had just taken off from Riverside Municipal Airport at 4:40 p.m. intending to return to San Jose after the weekend cheerleading event at Disneyland when it crashed in the residential neighbourhood, Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore said.

One of the teenagers, a girl, was thrown from a back seat of the plane on impact but had only minor injuries, Moore said. Three witnesses told TV stations she crawled from the home asking for help. She was able to talk to firefighters about what had happened as she was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, Moore said.

Firefighters entered one of the burning houses and pulled out another plane passenger, who was unconscious. That victim underwent surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in San Bernardino and was in critical condition, Moore said.

Three bodies, all from the plane, were found in the combined wreckage of the aircraft and the homes. All the residents of the homes have been accounted for, Moore said.

CBS Los Angeles TV Channel shown raw video of the crash:



The two homes that were hit directly were destroyed, and there was minor damage to some neighbouring houses.

The plane was broken into hundreds of pieces, its propeller sitting on the roof of a nearby home, and the fire burning with jet fuel was still ablaze several hours after the crash:



Firefighters found plane pieces about a half-mile away.
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