3 Killed in Fiery Plane Crash in Riverside
3 Killed in Fiery Plane Crash in Riverside

Three people died in a fiery plane crash in Riverside Monday afternoon. The Riverside Fire Department responded to a call around 4:40 p.m. in a neighborhood about a half-mile northeast of Riverside Municipal Airport. The Cessna 310 aircraft crashed into two homes, starting a blaze that completely engulfed the homes. The crash completely destroyed both homes and damaged a few others.

Three people died at the scene. Two others suffered serious serious injuries and are in the hospital. All the victims were passengers on the airplane and not residents in the homes. However, officials have not yet released the victims’ identities. 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the six-seater plane departed Riverside for San Jose. Shortly after taking off, it crashed into the two homes near Central Avenue and Streeter Avenue, half a mile away from the airport.

Residents in at least 40 homes across Dewey Avenue evacuated as a precaution. The Red Cross set up a volunteer center at 5505 Dewey Avenue to aid residents. Officials say the plane occupants were San Jose residents who were traveling home from a cheer conference at Disneyland.

Did Weather Contribute to Fiery Plane Crash?

Riverside County experienced some rain storms Monday. The area was also under a flash flood warning when the crash occurred. However, officials have not determined if weather was a factor in the fiery plane crash.

“We are grieved for the family members and friends who have lost loved ones in this crash. Our prayers are with you,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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