Pilot dies when plane crashes into SoCal home; 2 in home escape


A home was gutted after a fire and report of a plane crash in Upland on Nov. 7, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

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UPLAND, Calif. -- A pilot was killed when they crashed an airplane into a home in Upland, a city in San Bernardino County, Thursday morning.

A man and his baby were able to escape the house unscathed, KTLA reports.

San Bernardino County Fire Department reported the crash around 11:15 a.m. The collision sparked a fire and caved in a large section of the house's roof. A crumpled parachute was found nearby.

Authorities confirmed the pilot was killed and that he was alone aboard a single-engine, Cirrus SR22, but did not share further details about the person's identity.

KTLA's Sky5 flew over the house as crews continued working on the home. Smoke was still rising from the black, charred remains of the structure at noon.

The house was directly in line with the runway of Cable Airport, a small regional airfield. The plane crashed about a mile away from the aiport.

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