At least 2 dead in California plane crash that burned homes

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SANTEE, Calif. — A small plane crashed Monday in a densely populated San Diego suburb, killing at least two people, including a UPS driver, and leaving a trail of destruction that sent neighbors scrambling to help neighbors. At least two others were injured. Witnesses described a retired couple being rescued
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SANTEE, Calif. — A small plane crashed Monday in a densely populated San Diego suburb, killing at least two people, including a UPS driver, and leaving a trail of destruction that sent neighbors scrambling to help neighbors. At least two others were injured.

Witnesses described a retired couple being rescued from one of two homes that were destroyed in Santee, a largely residential suburb of 50,000 people. Ten other homes were damaged.

Several vehicles, including a UPS delivery truck, were also torched.

"Not to be too graphic, but it's a pretty brutal scene," Justin Matsushita, Santee's deputy fire chief, said as firefighters searched the smoldering ruins.

United Parcel Service of America Inc. confirmed one of its workers died.

"We are heartbroken by the loss of our employee, and extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends," the company said. "We also send our condolences for the other individuals who are involved in this incident, and their families and friends."

The condition of the two injured wasn't immediately known.

Officials confirmed a UPS driver and a pilot are killed in a small plane crash in Santee. The UPS truck was incinerated, and two homes were destroyed in the incident. It is still unknown how many people were on the plane, and if all those inside the homes made it out…
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