Plane Crash Lands Into a House in Ohio’s Cincinnati, Pilot Dies

Fire fighters said no resident was in the house at the time of the crash but they got two dogs out safely.

Published13 Mar 2019, 08:24 AM IST
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A small plane crashed into a suburban Cincinnati house on Tuesday afternoon, 12 March, killing the pilot and sending dark smoke billowing from the backyard.

Fire fighters said no resident was in the house at the time of the crash but they got two dogs out safely.

Authorities weren't certain if anyone besides the pilot was in the heavily-damaged twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo and didn't immediately release any information about the pilot's identity.

Fire chief, Steve Ashbrock, said the plane crashed into a family room at the back of the home, and then went nose-first into the back yard.

Firefighters put out flames from the plane.

The crash was around afternoon, before many residents returned home from work and school to find the swarms of fire, police and TV vehicles in their neighbourhood.

Neighbour David Moore said he was at his son's house, waiting to pick up his grandchildren from the school bus, when he saw the plane coming in low over trees, then nose-dive into the yard.

The Federal Aviation Administration said investigators were responding and that the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of probing what happened.

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