Three people leaving Disneyland killed in Riverside plane crash

RIVERSIDE (KUSI) — 6:00 a.m. — Three people were killed and two others injured when a plane traveling from a cheerleading competition at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim crashed into a home in Riverside Monday evening. 

A Cessna 310 plane departed from Riverside Municipal Airport at 4:40 p.m. headed to San Jose and almost instantly crashed into a home in a residential neighborhood near the airport, according to Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore. The plane was carrying five passengers — a husband, wife and three teenagers. 

Fire officials previously stated four people were killed in the crash, but the number was changed Tuesday to three.

A teenager, with the help of residents of the neighborhood, was able to crawl out of the wreckage. She was transported to a nearby hospital in unknown condition. A second plane passenger was pulled unconscious from a home and transported to an area hospital, Moore said. The victim underwent surgery and was in critical condition Tuesday morning.

Fire officials said all residents of two homes directly hit by the plane were accounted for, but the homes were destroyed. 

The plane passengers were in Anaheim for a national cheerleading competition being held at Disney’s California Adventure Park, according to the Associated Press. They were on their way back to San Jose at the time of the crash. 

The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

9:15 p.m. — Lt. Charles Payne of the Riverside Police Department confirmed four deaths following the plane crash in Riverside.

According to Lt. Payne, five passengers were aboard the Cessna 310 and three were killed during the crash. The pilot and one passenger survived, but the extent of their injuries is unknown.

One person in one of the homes at the time of the crash was also killed.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration  (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

8:26 p.m. — At least one person was killed Monday when a Cessna 310 aircraft crashed into two Riverside homes.

According to the Associated Press, the plane was traveling from Riverside to San Jose when it crashes shortly after taking off from the Riverside Municipal Airport. 

The plane crashed near Central and Streeter avenues about 4:40 p.m., said Lt. Charles Payne of the Riverside Police Department, according to the Los Angeles Times. 

About 30 people were evacuated from nearby homes to Nichols Park while crews cleaned the scene. 

5:30 p.m. — A small plane crashed into a Riverside home Monday near the Riverside Municipal Airport.

Officials said the crash happened near Rhonda Road and Dewey Avenue. It appeared that three homes were impacted by the crash.

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

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