At least two people were killed when a small plane crashed into a neighborhood near San Diego on Monday. The plane, a twin-engine Cessna C340, crashed into two homes in the neighborhood at around 12:15 p.m. The homes were severely damaged by the fire, with officials saying at least one, if not both, were likely completely destroyed.

The City of Santee Fire Department said on Facebook that multiple crews responded to an aircraft crash in the are of Greencastle and Jeremy, near Santana High School but said there was “no threat to the school.” Authorities confirmed the deaths and said they did not know how many people were on the plane but said they believe the injuries were “non survivable.”

San Diego Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Donnell Evans said in a statement that the agency would release the tail number of the aircraft after investigators identify it at the crash site.  Said Evans, “The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation and will provide additional updates.”

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