A pilot died after crashing a single-engine plane into a home in Upland, setting it ablaze Thursday morning as two people inside managed to escape unharmed, authorities said.
The plane was leaving Cable Airport in Upland when it collided into the house, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. At 10:56 a.m., authorities were called to a fire at the home, located in the 1200 block of West Overland Court, according to fire officials and police. Firefighters managed to get the blaze under control by 12:20 p.m.
Witnesses thought the aircraft may have been a helicopter because a parachute was deployed, Upland Police Capt. Marcelo Blanco said, but it's a four-seater, single-engine Cirrus SR22.
Some witnesses said the plane was flying extremely low and appeared as if it may have been trying to make a U-turn back toward the airport just before plunging from the sky.