A Plane crashed into a carport adjoining a house in Lanham, a suburb of Washington, Maryland, Eye9ja understands.
Prince George County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said the plane crashed around 3:00 p.m., completely demolishing the lean-to and damaging the home.
Eye9ja learned that the plane and a car under the shelter both caught fire, causing damage to the house and the neighbouring house.
Under the impact, the car was even propelled into the street. A lot of debris was thrown all over the neighbouring grounds and on the road, we can see on a video posted by the authorities.
Plane Crash final U/D from #PGFD just before 3 pm small aircraft struck attached carport of single family home then struck automobile with both plane & car catching fire. Small fire in house attic. Home was not occupied. 1 person on plane declared deceased on scene. pic.twitter.com/TuLBDHVFGd
— Mark Brady (@PGFDPIO) December 29, 2019
The pilot of the plane, a Grumman American AA-5A, did not survive, he died on the spot.
Fortunately, no one was in the house at the time of the crash.
Mayra Perla, who lives opposite the place where the plane crashed, heard a noise resembling a motorcycle engine, before seeing the apparatus rises from the fog, plunging towards the ground. “I could only say” oh my God, oh my God “. Then it crashed, “she told the Washington Post.
An investigation was opened by both the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration to try to find out more about the causes of the crash.#