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3 dead after plane crashes into two Riverside, California, houses

A Cessna 310 aircraft with five people aboard crashed into two houses in Riverside, California, on Monday evening, not long after it took off from Riverside Municipal Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Three of the people died in the crash, including the pilot, and two survivors are in local hospitals, Riverside Fire Chief Michael Moore said at a press conference Monday night. There were no known victims in either house, he added, though fire and rescue workers will comb the wreckage again on Tuesday morning. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash as well.

Moore had originally listed four fatalities, but reduced the death toll in a second news conference. He said the plane had been heading back to San Jose after a cheerleading competition at Disneyland. Traci Zamora who lives in the neighborhood, tells CNN that she "was inside the house and it shook our whole house like an earthquake," adding, "It is all so surreal." You can watch some of Moore's comments and see footage of the wreckage in the Associated Press video below. Peter Weber