Plane crashes into home with dad, toddler inside

Matt Tonello said he grabbed his toddler son and ran out of the back of their Upland, California, home when the small plane suddenly hit.
2:16 | 11/08/19

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We will town to that plane crash in southern California. Slamming into a home killing the pilot and sparking an intern nope. Amazingly a father and his toddler were able to escape. Matt Gutman has the latest from San Bernardino. We are hearing from that father this morning. Reporter: It's an incredible story, Cecilia. Good morning. Take a look at that side of the house. That's where the master bedroom was and that's where Matt and his toddler son were about to take a nap. They were in the kitchen at the time of the impact. The explosion knocking them both to the floor with windows shattered everywhere and the house on fire. He scooped husband his toddler and sprinted for the back door. That pillar rising from a California home seconds after a plane slammed into it. Matt and his toddler son Emmett both inside. I could see him scared out of his mind crying as soon as the plane hit and just grabbed him in my arms, ran out the back, telling him it's okay. Reporter: The plane seemed to plummet from the sky in the town of upland. Just a half mile from the airport where the FAA says the cirrus sr-22 was supposed to authorities say the pilot died on impact. Emergency crews rushing to the scene but the plane incinerated almost instantly. It went up. Somebody heard the boom. It was still ignited. Reporter: So powerful it nearly knocked tonello off his feet. It was almost like a bomb went off because to feel the entire house shake and hearing the pops of the flames. Reporter: The plane was equipped with a parachute system which can be seen here in the burning wreckage designed to save the plane and passengers in case of some sort of catastrophic failure. The FAA is investigating whether the pilot deployed the chute or came out on impact. Now, the FAA and NTSB say they're going to investigate but the plane was so completely incinerated it could take a year to complete that investigation. Now, incredibly tonello and his son were completely unscathed. That house, though, is probably going to have to be demolished. Incredible, indeed. Thank you so much. Now to an ABC news exclusive

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