1 dead after plane crashes into California home, sparks brush fire

  • Source: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
  • Published: 07/14/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: At least one person is dead after a twin-engine plane crashed into a home near the Monterey Regional Airport Tuesday morning. According to KION-TV, officials confirmed crews found one deceased individual still inside the plane. Fire officials say the home is located on Monterra Ranch road, near Highway 68 and about 1 mile from the airport. Officials say the crash happened just after 10:40 a.m. While officials have not yet provided details about what caused the plane to crash, radio transmissions from air traffic control right before the crash shed some light on a possible cause. Just after 10:40 a.m., the air traffic controller can be heard telling a plane about a 'low altitude warning' and instructing the pilot to climb to 5,000 feet. The pilot does not respond to this call prompting the controller to ask, "Are you having an in-flight emergency?" Moments later the same controller puts out a call that they could have a plane down.


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