US: Three dead as plane crashes into homes

US: Three dead as plane crashes into homes

Three people were killed and two others injured when a small plane crashed and burst into flames in a residential area in California, officials said. A married couple and three teenagers were on board the flight, which had just taken off from Riverside airport on Monday.

They were returning home to San Jose following a cheerleading event at the Disneyland theme park. The identities of the victims have not been released. Residents of the two homes hit by the plane have been accounted for.

One of the teenagers, a girl, was thrown from the back seat of the light aircraft but suffered only minor injuries, Riverside fire chief Michael Moore said.

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