6 dead after aircraft crashes into house in Maryland

Dec 8, 2014

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Six people have been confirmed dead after a plane crashed into a house in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Three were on board the small aircraft, while the other three were inside of the house, local emergency services said.

Near the time of the crash, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer couldn’t immediately say whether anyone else was on board the plane that seats between four and six people, but it has since been confirmed that only three were onboard. Piringer said the jet crashed into one home, setting it and two others on fire. He added that crews have the fire under control and are conducting a search and rescue operation to find anyone in the homes and plane.

A mother and her three children are residents of the home that was hit ‒ and that suffered the heaviest damage. According to WNEW, the two children and the mother were found dead inside, while the third child was at school and has been accounted for.

“We have a lot of work to do, a lot of damage,” Piringer said. “But we do have one plane confirmed down, into a house.”


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