A fatal crash happened in my town yesterday. I got my pilot's license last year, and stopped flying right after. I have flown one time. My goal is to get IFR someday - but I gotta tell ya - stories like this scare me. Watch the video of this plane - and then I have several questions for experienced pilots that have experienced loss of engine. http://heavy.com/news/2017/12/plane-crashes-into-house-video-san-diego/ According to that article, the pilot was going to try and make it back to the airport. However, that descent seems way to steep - that didn't seem like he was on the the best glide slope. Here is a picture of where he took off, and where he crashed - And a close up near the house where he touched down. I have several questions about this. Why wouldn't you try and land in that field - or on 805 freeway, or on any one of those roads?