Four people were killed in a fiery Learjet crash near San Diego, California on Monday. The private Learjet 35A crashed shortly after 7 p.m. in unincorporated El Cajon, according to Eurweb.com.
The plane was carrying two passengers and two flight crew when it hit several power lines and crashed into a residential neighborhood while on approach to Gillespie Field.
The passengers were identified as two flight nurses who worked for an air ambulance service.
The plane departed earlier from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, NBC Los Angeles reports.
In audio leaked online, the Learjet pilot requested to land and asked an air traffic controller to turn up the approach lights a little bit more.
The air traffic controller said the approach lights were already at 100% brightness.
Seconds later, the pilot screamed “Oh sh*t! Oh sh*t! Oh SH*T!” followed by a scream before the transmission ends abruptly.
No injuries or fatalities were reported on the ground but one house was damaged. The fiery crash was captured on a resident’s Ring doorbell camera.
Listen to the disturbing audio below.
Chilling audio of air traffic radio from Learjet N880Z – you can hear the pilot requesting clearance to land then screaming "…oh shit! oh shit!," before the transmission went silent. Authorities confirm the plane that crashed is a Learjet. No official word on fatalities. pic.twitter.com/yGXrSuZJ0A
— Malik Earnest (@MalikEarnest) December 28, 2021
#BREAKING: Plane crashes into neighborhood near San Diego.
No word on any injuries.
Several homes are without power. (via @FOX5SanDiego)
— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) December 28, 2021