4 Killed When Plane Crashed Into Neighborhood Near El Cajon, Two Victims Identified

A plane crashed into a residential area in El Cajon, California on Wednesday evening. Four people were killed and two others injured when the single-engine aircraft hit near Hillcrest Street and East Main Avenue. Two of the victims have been identified as 48-year old Carol Elaine Smith from Carlsbad, California and 72-year old John Trelstad from San Diego County. The other two are still unidentified because there is no identification to be found on either person’s body.,

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EL CAJON, Calif. (CBSLA) – Federal investigators began digging through the wreckage of a business plane that crashed into a residential area near El Cajon on Wednesday, as the second of four persons killed in the incident was identified.


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The incident was reported at 7:15 p.m. Monday between the 1200 block of Pepper Drive and North Mollison Avenue in the unincorporated Bostonia community. Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Santee and Lakeside stations responded.

The jet was supposed to land at Gillespie Field airfield, which is a few miles east of where the plane crashed.

Officials stated one property was damaged, but there were no injuries on the ground. The plane’s four passengers were all killed in the disaster.

Local 162 President Laurie Gentz was recognized as one of the accident fatalities by the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics on its Facebook page on Tuesday.

According to the message, the IAEP “expresses heartfelt condolences for the tragic and unexpected death of Local 162 President Laurie Gentz, her fellow passengers, and the Learjet flight crew… “All who knew her and benefited from her unselfish services to organized labor in the Greater San Diego region will be deeply missed,” the IAEP posted on its Facebook page.

Meanwhile, Tina Ward, a flight nurse and the wife of the department’s recently departed deputy chief, Joe Ward, was one among the casualties, according to the Oceanside firefighters’ union.

“The Oceanside Fire Department and its fire family would like to express their heartfelt sympathies to our recently retired Chief Ward, his family, and the family and friends of the Aeromedevac flight crew N880Z.” Tina Ward, Chief Ward’s wife, was a flight nurse on board the plane that crashed in El Cajon last night,” Oceanside Firefighters Association 3736 said on Instagram. “This awful news has stunned and saddened us, and we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”

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Following the incident, a fire broke out, although it was reported to be extinguished by 8:57 p.m.

The accident also knocked out an unknown number of electricity lines, leaving 350 El Cajon residents without power. SDG&E employees were remained on standby at lunchtime Tuesday, waiting for approval to enter the area.

The inquiry was handled by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

The aircraft was a Learjet 35A business jet, according to the NTSB.

According to Rick Breitenfeldt of the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane took off from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana with four persons on board.

“The FAA and the NTSB will look at it.” The inquiry will be led by the National Transportation Safety Board, which will keep the public informed. “Neither agency recognizes persons who are engaged in plane crashes,” Breitenfeldt said.

According to sheriff’s authorities, the American Red Cross is assisting those who have been impacted by the power loss.

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