4 dead, 2 injured as plane hits California homes - CBS46 News

4 dead, 2 injured as plane hits California homes

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(Source: CBS Los Angeles) (Source: CBS Los Angeles)
RIVERSIDE, CA (CBS46) -

Authorities say four people are dead and two are injured after a small plane crashed into two homes and sparked a huge fire in Southern California.

The crash occurred before 5 p.m. Pacific Time in a Riverside neighborhood, according to our CBS affiliate in Los Angeles.

Riverside is about 60 miles east of Los Angeles.

Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore says the Cessna's occupants, a husband, wife and three teenagers, were returning to San Jose on Monday after a weekend cheerleading conference at Disneyland.

Moore says one of the teenagers, a girl, was thrown from the plane on impact and had only minor injuries. She was able to talk to firefighters about what had happened as she was taken to a hospital.

An unconscious victim from one of the homes is in surgery.

Four bodies have been found in the wreckage, but firefighters have not sorted out exactly how many were from the plane and how many from the homes. They are looking for additional possible victims in the wreckage.

The two homes were destroyed, and there was minor damage to some neighboring homes.

Click here for coverage on the plane crash from the news helicopter at CBS in Los Angeles.

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