SAN DIEGO — Three people died in a midair collision Wednesday of two small planes above El Cajon, about 10 miles east of downtown, according to emergency officials.
Burning debris was spread over several residential streets and a park, but there were no injuries on the ground, said El Cajon Fire Chief Mike Scott. "The incident is under control," he said.
Metal pieces punctured the roof of one home, causing an attic fire. Neighbors dashed in but found no one there. Within 15 minutes, firefighters had arrived and extinguished the blaze.
Debris fell in Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa, near homes and Grossmont High School. Panicky parents rushed to the park and school to retrieve their children.