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Plane crashes into US house, 3 people dead


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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Three people were killed when a small plane crashed into a US house on Sunday evening. The residents managed to flee as fire engulfed the home.

Jim Peters of the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) said that the Beechcraft BE36 aircraft crashed into the house at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. It had taken off from Lancaster Airport in Pennsylvania and was headed to Norwood Memorial Airport in Massachusetts.

Nearly three hours after the crash in Plainville, about 30 miles southwest of Boston, fire crews extinguished the blaze. The residents escaped and preliminary reports showed that three people in the plane were killed.

Neighbors reported hearing something amiss as the plane flew over their homes.

Mike Brown told The Sun Chronicle that he was outside barbecuing when he heard the plane, looked up and saw it start to bank.

“The engine sounded like it was sputtering and then I heard a crash and saw smoke”, said Brown.

The National Transportation Safety Board(NTSB) is expected to arrive at the crash site Monday and the identities of the dead will not be released until the NTSB has notified their families.

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Falling space objects: Officials stupefied as ice crashes into house in America while plane tire rips through roof in Canada


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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The source of a large ball of ice that fell from the sky recently, leaving a gaping hole in the roof of a Moxee, Washington home is being looked into by authorities.

While eating dinner at their home on Tuesday, Dwaine Morrison’s teenage son and daughter were stunned to a hear a loud bang. A chunk of ice measuring 1 foot by 1 foot and weighing 8 pounds, had crashed through the family’s roof and attic, breaking through drywall and pink insulation, and finally had landed in a walk-in closet.

No one in the house was hurt and the pictures of the mess were texted when the children went upstairs.

“This thing had to be bowling-ball to volleyball size. It had some velocity to it. It came from high up”, Morrison told ABC News today.

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The Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) said it was investigating what flights might have been overhead at the time the block of ice fell.

As the family awaited news from the FAA and their insurance company, the hole in the Morrisons’ roof was patched up. Morrison said the family was storing the ice in a freezer in their garage.

A similar incident occurred in St. Laurent, Quebec, where the residents were reeling after the wheel of a jet fell from the sky and ripped through their roof in the wee hours of Wednesday.

“The renter of the third-floor apartment was not there at the time a plane tire crashed into the house”, said the homeowner who did not want to be identified.

According to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the tire belonged to a Falcon 10 corporate jet aircraft, which landed safely nearby at Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport shortly after the incident.

Image courtesy CTV News