Pilot killed in crash when single-engine airplane flies into home in California
A plane crash took life of a pilot operating a single-engine airplane when it went down and flew into a house in Upland, California on Thursday.
San Bernardino County Fire Department report that the pilot was the only passenger on the airplane. The crash happened at 11 a.m. and soon the fire in the house caused by the fall of the plane was taken under control after the firefighters responded to a call. The residents, father and his 18-month-old baby, could escape the blaze, according to the fire department.
“It’s unbelievably lucky,” Capt. Marcelo Blanco, of the Upland Police Department, said. “The way this plane went down and where…it landed right in their living room. We got their pet hamster out. The dog’s still missing.”
The Federal Aviation Administration provide the information that the plane was a Cirrus SR-22, equipped with parachute system. The parachute was deployed, it was seen hanging on the tree in the house yard. But unfortunately it couldn't save the pilot who died in the crash.
Blanco noted that there the burning carbon fiber from the plane could pose a hazardous materials danger, but the San Bernardino County Fire Department said that exposure had been mitigated.
A single-engine airplane flew into a home in Southern California, killing the pilot in a fiery crash.— ABC News (@ABC) November 8, 2019
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The Upland Police Department is investigating the scene in conjunction with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board. As of now there is no information what could cause the crash.