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Small plane crashes near San Diego, California;  investigation in progress

An investigation is underway after a small plane crashed in a residential area near San Diego, Calif., On Monday, officials said.

First responders were called to the scene in the El Cajon area, just over 15 miles east of San Diego, around 7 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET), the Sheriff’s Department said. from San Diego County in a statement.

Upon arrival, firefighters could not locate any survivors, the department said.

“At the moment, we have no information on the origin of the plane or on the number of people on board,” he said.

Debris and small fires can be seen after the small plane crashed near El Cajon, east of San Diego, California.Courtesy of Travis McAbee

The plane was scheduled to land at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, the department said.

We still don’t know what caused his crash. However, a creepy live sound from air traffic control appears to capture the scene aboard the plane in the moments before the plane collapses to the ground.

In the audio, the apparent pilot of the aircraft can be heard communicating with the air traffic controllers. At first they seem calm, but moments later a voice can be heard screaming before erupting into a scream.

No one was injured on the ground, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

At least one house was damaged in the incident, power lines were also destroyed, affecting dozens of houses.

A rescuer stands near a vehicle after the accident.KNSD

The Sheriff’s Department said overnight that San Diego gas and power crews were on the scene and working to restore power to nearly 70 area customers.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been working to deal with the scene as they investigate the incident, he said.

Anyone with photos or videos of the plane crash has been invited to send them to

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