Small plane crashes into home in Riverside, causing fire

At least one person has died and a home is in ruins following a plane crash near the Riverside Airport Monday, Feb. 2.

The crash at around 5 p.m. PT (8 pm ET) set the home ablaze and sent thick, choking smoke billowing into the sky.

Firefighters were seen trying to put out a fire in the home.

Two of the four were pulled from the wreckage alive, but the other two people have not been accounted for.

Officials told the Riverside Press-Enterprise the plane was going from Riverside to San Jose. Video from news helicopters showed at least one of the homes appeared to be completely destroyed, engulfed in flames and littered with debris from the small plane near the intersection of Central and Streeter Avenues. "They did the quickest rapid search possible". The circumstances of the crash were not immediately known, Gregor said.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gergor said the Cessna 310 aircraft crashed after taking off from Riverside Airport en route to San Jose. The plane landed on a home causing the fire.

Emergency crews are on the scene.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

  • Larry Hoffman