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Small plane registered in Montana crashes near San Diego

Posted: Feb 06, 2018 1:05 PM Updated:

A small plane registered to a person in Darby crashed Tuesday morning, killing the two people on board, near San Diego, California.

MTN News is not releasing the names of the two people who died until authorities officially release their identities.

Officials say the single-engine Cessna took off from Gillespie Field in Santee (northeast of San Diego) on Tuesday morning, flying west before making a turn.

It traveled back toward the airport when it may have lost power before it crashed in a dirt lot outside an industrial business area around 7 a.m. 

Santee Fire Chief Richard Smith said two dogs were also on the plane.  Both dogs survived and were taken to a veterinarian.

Chief Smith said the plane was leaking fuel on the ground after it crashed and they were waiting on hazmat to clean the fuel.

There is no word yet on what caused the small plane to crash.

No injuries on the ground have been reported.

We will update you when we get more information.

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