Latest: 1 plane crash survivor has critical burns, 1 stable

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Posted: Feb 28, 2017 11:43 AM
Latest: 1 plane crash survivor has critical burns, 1 stable

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane that crashed into homes in Southern California (all times local):

8:15 a.m.

Police say one survivor of a deadly plane crash in a Southern California neighborhood is hospitalized with critical burns and the other is in stable condition.

Three people on the plane died when the twin-engine Cessna slammed into two homes and caught fire Monday in Riverside east of Los Angeles.

Officer Ryan Railsback says the survivors are both adult women.

He says they were recovering Tuesday after undergoing surgery.

He says the remains of an adult woman have been removed. The bodies of an adult man and a female teenager are still in the wreckage.

Nearly all of about 40 residents evacuated after the fiery crash have returned home.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said Tuesday that the National Transportation Safety Board will be the lead investigative agency.

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6:10 a.m.

A witness says a small plane's wings were nearly perpendicular to the ground moments before it went into a nosedive and crashed into two Southern California homes.

Authorities say three people on the plane died and two were injured in the fiery crash Monday in Riverside east of Los Angeles.

Brian Marsh tells the Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/2lttvd3) he was driving when he saw the plane turn and then go into a freefall into the houses.

Ken Sampson tells the newspaper the flames shot so high that he could see them from his house six blocks away.

Three bodies from the plane were found in the wreckage of the aircraft and the homes.

The two homes that were hit directly were destroyed.