Yorba Linda Plane Crash Sparks House Fire, Kills 5 People: Photos

YORBA LINDA, CA —A small plane broke apart over the residential neighborhood of Yorba Linda, California, yesterday, February 3. Authorities have since confirmed that five people died and two were injured after a twin-engine plane crashed into the Southern California suburb, causing raining debris and setting a house on fire.

Orange County Sheriff’s Lt. Cory Martino told reporters that four of the victims— two males, and two females — were occupants of the burned home, but did not provide other information about them. The other fatality is confirmed to be the pilot, reports AP.

A propeller of the aircraft was found sprawled out on a nearby resident’s driveway.

The plane was a Cessna 414A and can carry up to eight people. It took off from the Fullerton Municipal Airport about 12 miles west of the blaze, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.

See the tragic aftermath of the deadly Yorba Linda crash below:


Yorba Linda, California

February 3, 2019


This December 24, 2018, selfie by Julia Ackley shows herself and her father, Antonio Pastini, at Lake Tahoe near Carson City, Nevada. Pastini, who had also gone by Jordan Isaacson and was known for years as Ike, was killed while piloting a small plane that crashed into a house in Yorba Linda, California.


Firefighters work the scene of the deadly plane crash in the residential neighborhood of Yorba Linda, California.


Firefighters suppress a fire at the scene of a deadly plane crash in the residential neighborhood of Yorba Linda, California.


Investigators examine a burned out house on Crestknoll Dr. in Yorba Linda, California.


Ambulances stand on place as the smoke rises from a house on fire by the crash of a Cessna 414A in a residential area in Yorba Linda, California.


Firefighters work the scene of a deadly plane crash in the residential neighborhood of Yorba Linda, California.


A propeller of a small plane sits on the front of a house in Yorba Linda, California.


Residents look at the debris that hit their home after a small plane crashed into the residential neighborhood of Yorba Linda, California.


Residents work with authorities at the scene of a deadly plane crash in the residential neighborhood of Yorba Linda, California.


A National Transportation Safety Board worker takes a photo of the engine that came to rest against a house on Crestknoll Dr. in Yorba Linda, California.


Damage and debris from a small plane crash is shown in front of the home in Yorba Linda, California.


Dave Elfver, 75, talks about the plane crash in his Yorba Linda, California neighborhood Sunday. He said he was getting ready to go to his friend’s house to watch the Super Bowl when he heard a whining sound “like a motorcycle going a hundred miles per hour.” Then, he said, came the explosion. “The whole house shook. I thought it was an earthquake, but the whining sound didn’t make any sense.” The pilot, the lone occupant of the plane, and four people in the home that burned, not shown, died.


Lead image by AP Photo/Alex Gallardo. AP contributed to this post.

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