Pilot Sugata Das and delivery driver Steve Krueger, 30, killed in plane crash on Greencastle Street in Santee, California

Modified Date: 
Wed, 10/13/2021 - 6:19pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, October 11, 2021

Plane crash kills 2, burns homes in California neighborhood

The plane was heading in to land at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport in San Diego when it crashed. Shortly before, when the plane was about a half-mile from the runway, an air traffic controller alerted the pilot that the aircraft was too low.

At least 2 dead, homes burn after plane crashes in California neighborhood

Neighbors described the dramatic rescue of a retired couple from one of two burning homes that were destroyed in Santee, a suburb of 50,000 people. Ten other homes were damaged.

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Plans are underway to hold a vigil for a UPS driver killed Monday in Santee when a small plane crashed, engulfing his truck and two nearby homes in flames.


People Involved: 
Sugata Das
Steve Krueger
Santee, CA

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