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Small Plane Crashes into Homes, Killing UPS Worker and Pilot in Santee, CA


SANTEE, CA (October 1, 2021) – Early in the afternoon on Monday in Santee, a small plane crashed into houses, killing two people including a UPS employee and Dr. Sugata Gas. The October 11 crash occurred at Greencastle Street and Jeremy Street.

The time was roughly 12:14 p.m., according to authorities.

The plane–described as a twin-engine C340 Cessna–had left Yuma, Arizona and was heading to Montgomery Field in San Diego, according to Donna Durckel. Durckel is a spokesperson for San Diego County.

For reasons that are not yet known, the plane crashed into houses in Santee, and part of the sequence was recorded on video captured by a surveillance camera, reports say.

The crash caused significant fire damage at two houses, according to reports. Two people were killed.

One person was confirmed to have been an employee making a delivery for UPS. His identity–including name, age, and city of residence–has not been reported.

The pilot died in the crash. He was identified by colleagues as Dr. Sugata Gas, a cardiologist from Yuma who owned the plane.

Good Samaritans in the neighborhood helped pull other victims from the scene. Responders transported the patients to a hospital. The identities of the injured people have not been reported.

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the cause of the crash.

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