Two dead, two injured after plane crashes into Clairemont home

Social media users post photos, video of plane crash and fire in San Diego

A small plane crashed into a home in California Saturday, killing at least two people.

The plane took off from Montgomery Field and the engine stalled, sending it into a home, police were told.

The pilot of the plane reported a "catastrophic engine failure" after taking off, said San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Chief Brian Fennessy, according to WKRP. According to KFMB, it did land there at a high speed but then slid into the home.

Two people on the plane were taken to the hospital with injuries. Their small dog, however, was inside and died.

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It was not immediately known if the person who was killed was on the ground or in the plane.

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Another neighbor, Abe Bejjani, told The Tribune that he was watching TV when he heard an explosion he thought was a propane tank blowing up.

The FAA and National Transportation and Safety Board are investigating what caused the plane to crash, officials said.

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