The plane that crashed in a suburb of San Diego was carrying a medical team working for an air ambulance, according to reports.
An unknown source told CBS8 News that Aeromedevac Air Ambulance was registered at the airfield not far from the crash site in El Cajon, San Diego County.
The plane was returning to its base when tragedy struck – killing two pilots and two nurses who were among the four killed.
The report also suggests that the two pilots requested that the airport runway lights be turned on brighter due to fog and rain on Monday night, but were told they were already at 100%.
“It is possible that this pilot ended up in the clouds, very close to the ground, in a sharp turn and instantly be disoriented,” said Robbert Katz, commercial pilot and flight instructor, in an interview with the station. of information.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigators on Tuesday confirmed four deaths from the crash and that the plane was a Learjet 35. He is helping the investigation.
Images and video seemed Pin up the plane fell from the sky before exploding on impact around 7:00 p.m. Monday evening, alarming residents.
“It was just a fireball,” a homeowner in El Cajon told CBS8. “It was super foggy. It was raining. It was raining really hard when it fell.”
“I opened the door – a big fireball roared and it made me back down,” said Bridget Spain, a resident of El Cajon. “I was really scared and tried to get out – thinking the fire was right here.”
The plane crashed in El Cajon, a town about 17 miles east of downtown San Diego, and was targeting Gillespie Field in El Cajon – where the Aeromedevac air ambulance is based.
The San Diego Sheriff’s Department (SDSD) has closed access to Pepper Drive in El Cajon while an investigation is ongoing, until Wednesday.
The names of the four victims will be released in the following terms, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office said on Tuesday. as reported by NBC San Diego.
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