Small plane crashes into US house in DC suburbs

Gaithersburg (Maryland), Dec 8: A small plane has crashed into a house in Maryland, outside Washington DC.

Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer could not immediately say whether anyone was in the house at the time of the  crash or how many people were injured or killed.

Small plane crashes into US house

Piringer says the plane appears to seat between six and 10 people, and that it crashed into one home, setting it and two other homes on fire.

He says crews have the fire under control and are conducting a search and rescue operation to find anyone who was in the three homes and the plane.

The crash happened less than 1 mile from the Montgomery County Airpark. A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman says the agency is sending an investigator to the scene.


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