Transcript for Father and baby escape home after deadly plane crash in California
Thursday night, and the deadly plane crash in California, right into a home. A father and baby barely escaping the flames. They were inside. Plunging into this home. Fire quickly spreading. And that father and his baby getting out alive. The plane was bound for an airport about a half mile away from that location. And ABC's chief national correspondent Matt Gutman at the scene tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the disaster in a heavily populated neighborhood. A single-engine plane slamming into a home, igniting an inferno. There's smoke at the end of the runway at 2-4. Airplane reported down. It was completely engulfed. It went up, as soon as you heard the boom, it was full ignited. Reporter: Miraculously, a father and his 18-month-old baby boy, in the home when the plane struck, escaping alive. It's unbelievably lucky. The way this plane went down and where, that they were able to escape. And it landed right into their living room. Reporter: The pilot, though, killed on impact. The plane equipped with a giant parachute system designed to save the plane from catastrophic crashes. The parachute visible in the burning debris. It's unknown if the pilot deployed the parachute or if it opened on impact. I can't speak to whether or not he did. I will tell you that it was fully involved and that parachute material would have burned up quickly. Reporter: The first emergency calls coming in just before 11:00 A.M. Multiple homes catching fire. Emergency crews scrambling to put it out. Incredible pictures. Let's get to Matt Gutman. He's live from the scene of the crash tonight. And you've learned more about that father's miraculous escape from the home with his baby boy? Reporter: The neighbor right behind me said that she was feet away when that plane hit. It sounded like a massive bomb going off. And that father, David, he was in the backyard, racing in, scooping up his son and running back out. Incredibly, both of them unscathed. Matt thank you. Next, to the major storm and
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