Small Plane Crashes Through the Roof of Upland Home Killing the Pilot
UPLAND, CA (November 7, 2019) – A pilot died when a small plane crashed into a house Thursday morning in Upland, officials said.
The crash was reported around 11:00 a.m., at West 15th Street and North Mountain Avenue. Dispatchers arrived to the area shortly after.
According to reports, a single-engine four-seat Cirrus SR22 flew from Torrance Municipal Airport to Cable Airport in Upland.
For unknown reasons, the plane crashed through the roof of an Upland home and eventually sparked a fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after to find heavy flames shooting through the roof.
Moreover, Upland Police confirmed that the pilot and the sole occupant of the aircraft died in the crash. However, the identity of the victim has not yet been released.
Aerial footage showed a large portion of the home completely charred. The plane also had a built-in safety parachute that was seen hanging over a nearby tree.
Occupants inside the home, a father and a toddler, safely escaped and remained unharmed.
Nearby residents were asked to avoid the area while crews assess the exposure threats.
The exact circumstances leading up to the crash were not immediately known. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will further investigate the cause.
We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim during this time of grief.
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