SANTEE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane has crashed in a San Diego County storage yard, killing two people and injuring two dogs that were also aboard.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the plane went nose-first into the yard of a glass company shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday in Santee.

City Fire Chief Richard Smith says the Cessna 182 Skylane had some kind of mechanical problem shortly after takeoff from a nearby airport and a witness reported hearing a "throttling" sound.

He says the pilot circled around and was trying to make it back to the airport when the plane crashed.

There was no fire but the plane was wrecked.

There's no word on the identities of the victims

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