Wednesday Nov 14, 201201:19 PM GMT
Plane crash in US residential neighborhood kills 3
Scene of the plane crash in west Jackson in US state of Mississippi on Nov 13 2012.
Scene of the plane crash in west Jackson in US state of Mississippi on Nov 13 2012.
Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:19PM
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At least three people have been killed after a single-engine plane crashed into a house that went up in flames in the capital of the US state of Mississippi, Jackson.


The Piper PA-32 Cherokee 6 single-engine carrying three pilots took off from the Hawkins Field Airport on Tuesday evening and was flying to a Federal Aviation Administration safety conference less than 30 miles away.

According to the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, the pilot asked for permission to return to the airport, but just minutes later, the plane went down. It crashed through trees before slamming into a house that quickly caught fire, sending long flames and black smoke through the neighborhood.

Fire officials say a woman and her son were able to get out of the house, and she was taken to a local hospital, where she was reported in good condition. Her son wasn't hurt.

"It sounded just like a bomb went off, it descended so fast," a witness said. "It came down so low, I knew he couldn't make it (back to Hawkins Field) because he was so low over the trees.”

The cause of the crash is yet unknown.

PG/AZ


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