Four missing after small plane crashes into California house

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Posted: Feb 27, 2017 8:49 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four people were missing and a fifth was taken to a hospital in critical condition on Monday after a small plane crashed into a home near the airport in Riverside, California, local news media reported.

Images broadcast by KABC-TV from the scene showed firefighters covering what appeared to be a body with a tarp and pouring water on the home in Riverside, about 60 miles (100 km)east of Los Angeles.

The station reported that another victim who was pulled from a window of the home and put on a stretcher appeared to be suffering from severe injuries.

It was not immediately clear how many people were on board the plane when it took off from Riverside Airport.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)