Man who escaped plane crash fire: 'It's a Miracle'

Posted at 7:56 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 22:56:13-05

CLAIREMONT, Calif. (KGTV) -- A man is searching for anything of value after a plane crashed into his family’s home Saturday, killing two people on board.

Flames roared through the house, leaving almost nothing untouched.

It was a fatal fire, killing two passengers on the plane and a dog in the backyard of the home.

The single-engine Beechcraft was buried into the back side of the house.

Max Massimiliano had left the home just minutes before the crash. "I keep saying it's a miracle that I got safe," said Massimiliano.

Massimiliano is also calling it a miracle that his wife and daughter had left for New York earlier in the day.

Their rental home was gutted, most of their belongings destroyed. "Inside is totally burned, a total loss; nothing left and the house was engulfed in flames and fuel from airplane; created an explosion, like a bomb dropped."

The plane was a charter out of Los Angeles. Two passengers were killed, the pilot and another passenger injured.

"Nobody died except my little companion, Biggie, family dog for 16 years. Sad. Very sad, yes, my wife, she's not programed for that. Just devastated and uhh."

Friends and neighbors are donating to a GoFundMe to help the family. "We have nothing; everything was inside: clothing, kid stuff, everything we owned. It's all gone!"