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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

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.


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Damon Dash blames director Harold "Hype" Williams for the untimely death of R&B singer Aaliyah.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton died at age 22 in a plane crash on Aug 25, 2001 in the Bahamas.

Dash, Aaliyah's boyfriend at the time, said she was supposed to be on another private jet sent by singer Lenny Kravitz - not the small plane that she went down on.

Dash said Hype Williams took the private jet, leaving Aaliyah to fly back home on a Cessna 402 twin-engine light aircraft.

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Dash said Aaliyah was anxious to get back home after filming a music video for her single "Rock the Boat." He said Aaliyah texted him with concerns about the small plane.

Williams reportedly overloaded the small aircraft with film equipment, lighting, and sound equipment. The equipment was over the plane's weight limit, and the plane crashed seconds after takeoff.

Aaliyah reportedly survived the crash but she later succumbed to her injuries. Seven others died in the crash including Aaliyah's make up artist and stylist.

In an interview with ET's Kevin Frazier, Dash said that he heard Kravitz "had offered her a jet, and then Hype took the jet. That's what really pissed me off about the whole situation."

Ironically, Aaliyah's body was flown back to the U.S. on the private jet she was supposed to fly home on.

When asked if he would ever talk to Hype Williams again, Dash responded "F**k him."

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Williams, 51, was the go-to music video director in the 1990s. He directed Kanye West's music videos for "Heartless", "All of the Lights" and "Gold Digger."

He also directed music videos for Busta Rhymes, TLC, Jamie Foxx, Pharrell, Missy Elliott, LL Cool J, Twista, and Beyonce, among others.

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Williams is credited with pioneering camera techniques that are still utilized in music videos today.

His work earned him the Billboard Music Video Award for Best Director of the Year (1996), the NAACP Image Award (1997), MTV Video Music Award (1998) and the BET Award for Best Director (2006) for Kanye West's "Gold Digger".

However, Williams' career took a hit after Aaliyah's death, when he was blacklisted by the music industry for several years.

Watch Dash's interview below.

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A gender reveal stunt in a Cessna plane went horribly wrong when the plane crashed into the sea as the expectant parents looked on.

The accident happened off the coast of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, on March 30, Yahoo reports.

Cellphone video shows the light aircraft dropping pink powder to reveal the gender of the unborn child as a girl.

The plane flew overhead and then dropped out of the sky. Shocked family and friends screamed as the plane crashed.

Authorities say four people were on the plane. Two people -- the pilot and the co-pilot --died. The Navy Guard did not explain if the other two people were rescued.

Gender reveal parties have increased in popularity over the years. Some of the parties have ended in tragedy, including a 26-year-old dad who died in an explosion.

The blogger who started the gender reveal craze 10 years ago spoke out after forest fires threatened lives during some parties.

"Stop having these stupid parties," wrote Jenna Myers Karvunidis, who blogs under High Gloss and Sauce on Facebook. "For the love of God, stop burning things down to tell everyone about your kid's penis. No one cares but you."

Watch the video below.

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A civilian jetliner crashed in Iran shortly after take-off from Tehran Airport, about an hour after Iran fired missiles at Iraq bases that house U.S. troops.

The crash killed all 176 souls on board the Ukrainian airliner early Wednesday morning local time.

Among the dead are 3 British citizens, 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 3 Germans, and 10 Swedes.

Video footage shows smoldering wreckage at the crash site shortly after dawn on Wednesday.

Safety experts said the plane crash was caused by engine problems that were unrelated to the missile attack on Iraq military bases. The airline said the pilot did not declare an emergency.

There were no American casualties or injuries in the missile attacks. The damage was minimal after the Iranians fired 15 ballistics missiles at the Iraqi bases where U.S. troops are stationed.

According to published reports, the missiles struck 2 empty bases in Iraq. The Pentagon was warned before the start of the attack and the bases were cleared of U.S. personnel before the missiles struck.

President Donald Trump assured Americans in a tweet regarding the missile attack late Tuesday night.

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Torrey Ward

Illinois State Associate Head Coach Torrey Ward was among 7 passengers killed in a plane crash near Bloomington airport early Tuesday.

Torrey and five others were traveling on Scott Bittner's private plane on the way back home after attending the NCAA tournament title game in Indianapolis on Monday.

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Algeria airline

Algerian officials confirmed the crash of a passenger airliner earlier today in the desert near the border of Mali.

Algeria Air Flight 5017 carrying 110 passengers and six crew was en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital when it disappeared from radar over northern Mali.

Two Algeria fighter jets spotted the wreckage in the desert.

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Cor Pan Facebook

A Dutch passenger posted this image of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to his Facebook page before he boarded the plane.

Cor Pan, who was heading to Kuala Lumpur on vacation with his girlfriend Neeltje Tol, paused on the sky bridge to take this photo of the doomed plane. The caption reads, "If it disappears, this is what it looks like."

As the reality of the tragedy set in, Pan's Facebook friends expressed their grief and shared the post thousands of times.

One comment from a friend reads "Enjoy your holiday man." Another FB user wrote "Rest in peace, cousin."

MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine earlier today. 295 passengers and crew on board were killed.

23 Americans and 9 Brits were among the passengers on board MH17 when it was shot down.

Malaysia Airlines confirmed it lost contact with the Boeing 777 jet as it flew over the Ukraine from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Reporters at the scene were encouraged to take pictures of the bodies that lay scattered in a wheat field.

CAUTION: Graphic photos after the break!

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Malaysia Airlines Passenger Jet Shot Down

A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew was shot down over the Ukraine, Fox News reports. The Boeing 777 was shot down at cruising altitude (above 30,000 feet) over the Ukraine. All 295 souls on board are dead. This is the 2nd tragedy to strike Malaysia Airlines since March, when one of its jets disappeared over the South Indian Ocean.

The MH17 Boeing 777 wide body jet was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was shot down. "The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow,” read a tweet from Malaysia Airlines’ Twitter account.

American planes are banned from flying over that region because of the risk of planes being shot out of the sky.

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