SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (December 9, 2017) – Two people were killed on Saturday when a small plane crashed into a house off Chandler Drive, according to a news report by The Washington Post. (map)
The accident happened around 4:45 pm on Saturday. A six seater Beechcraft Bonanza took off from Montgomery Field around 4:30 pm with four people on board, and experienced engine failure a short time later. The pilot attempted to return to the airport initially, but then tried to land the plane in an open space of a schoolyard and park. The plane skidded from the baseball field into the back of a home on Chandler Drive, where luckily nobody was home.
The plane and the house burst into flames shortly after the accident. Two of the passengers were killed in the accident, and the pilot and remaining passenger were rushed to the hospital with severe burn injuries. The names of those involved have not been released, and there is also no info currently on who owns the plane. The aircraft was damaged so severely that the tail number was unreadable. The investigation is ongoing at this time to determine cause and liability, and Lexton Law is still receiving updates on this accident.
This is the 12th incident this year involving a Beechcraft Bonanza. Including the two killed in Saturday’s accident, the death toll is up to 7 in 2017 as a result of crashes involving this type of aircraft. In March of 2017, a passenger was killed in a crash in Alabama, and the pilot later died as a result of their injuries as well. In August, 3people were killed when a Beechcraft crashed in Georgia after a loss of engine power. The investigation into those two accidents is still ongoing at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends of the two passengers that were killed as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened, and we wish a swift and steady recovery to those injured in the crash.” Lexton Law is an expert in aviation cases, and recently won a multi million dollar settlement for a client involved in an aviation accident.