Two people fatally injured after plane crash identified

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Friday 8:33 a.m. –  The two men fatally injured after their plane crashed into a Santee Home Thursday were identified as a training pilot and his student.

Rancho Penasquitos resident Robert C. Sarrisin, 59, was teaching 50-year- old Jeffrey Michael Johnson of El Cajon to fly the aircraft, which is owned by the company that operates Golden State Flying Club in El Cajon, when it stalled or had engine problems and crash-landed on Corte De La Donna near Paseo de los Castillos about 9:15 a.m. Thursday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Sarrisin died inside the crumpled wreckage of the four-seat plane, authorities said.

It took emergency crews almost a half-hour to free Johnson. Paramedics took him to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about an hour after the crash.

According to FAA records, the  is owned by Volar Corp., which operates the El Cajon-based flying club

Thursday 3:35 p.m. – The second occupant of the light plane that crashed on a residential driveway in Santee this morning has died in a hospital, a fire department official says.

The other man who had been aboard the Piper Cherokee when it went down just west of Gillespie Field airport died at the scene of the crash.

9:38 a.m. – Single-engine plane crashed into the side driveway of a house at the 8000 block of Paseo De Los Castillos.

There were two passengers in the plane, one died on scene and the other was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Volar Corp., a local flight school, confirmed it was their plane. They released the following statement regarding the incident:

"We are saddened by the tragic accident involving one of our aircrafts this morning. Our hearts go out to those on board and their families. At this time, the NTSB, FAA and law enforcement are investigating the crash and we’ll learn more when the facts become available."

This is a developing story. 

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