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Two killed as plane crashes into homes in California

A small aircraft crashed blocks from a high school campus near San Diego on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring two others, while also destroying homes, officials and local media said.

At least two homes appeared to have been destroyed by an ensuing fire, the city of Santee, California, where the crash occurred, said on Twitter.

“At approximately 12:00 pm today, a small twin engine plane crashed into two residential homes in Santee,” the tweet added.

The plane, a C340 twin-engine Cessna, was headed to Yuma, Arizona, from Montgomery Field in San Diego.

But it had issues and was trying to land at Gillespie Field, which is near the high school, when it crashed, according to NBC San Diego.

It was not immediately clear how many people were on board the plane.

Several vehicles were burned, but firefighters were able to put out the blaze before it spread to other houses.

Among the dead was a UPS driver. At least two others were injured.

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