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Crash of a Cessna 340A in Santee: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 11, 2021 at 1214 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N7022G
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Yuma – San Diego
MSN:
340A-0695
YOM:
1979
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a flight from Yuma to San Diego. While descending to San Diego-Montgomery-Gibbs Airport, he reported technical problems and was cleared to divert to Santee-Gillespie Field for an emergency landing. On short final, the aircraft went out of control and crashed onto two houses located at the intersection of Jeremy Street and Greenscastle Street, some 3,3 km short of runway 17. Two houses, the aircraft and several vehicles were destroyed. The pilot and the driver of a UPS truck were killed. Two people in a house were also injured.

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 520 in Santee: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 7, 1974 at 1118 LT
Registration:
N719Z
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santee - Calexico
MSN:
520-41
YOM:
1953
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2000
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Santee-Gillespie Field, while climbing, the twin engine airplane flew into clouds. The pilot lost control of the airplane that entered a dive and crashed in flames. Both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The pilot continued VFR into adverse weather conditions when he suffered a spatial disorientation. The following factors were reported:
- Low ceiling.
Final Report: