McKINNEY, Texas - Two people were injured Thursday evening when a small plane crashed into the back of a suburban Dallas home, WFAA reported.
“It felt like an explosion,” Jamilah Foster said of the Piper-PA 28 Cherokee, which hit her home about 5:10 p.m., the television station reported. "I think you'd be more likely to be struck by lightning than have a plane come through your house.”
The crash occurred about a quarter mile west of the Aero Country Airport, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration. The airport is located behind Foster’s home, KDFW reported.
Plane crashed into backyard of Mckinney home this afternoon. Happened very close to Aero Country Airport. A 2017 crash that claimed 3 people also happened near the airport. @wfaa pic.twitter.com/hvLmJ6fTTU— Jobin Panicker (@jobinpnews) May 23, 2019
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are sending investigators to the site, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory told The Dallas Morning News.
Authorities said two women aboard the plane survived and were responsive when paramedics arrived, KDFW reported. They were taken to an area hospital; no one on the ground was injured, according to WFAA.
Foster, a mother of three, was cooking dinner when the plane crashed. Her youngest child, a 1-year-old boy, was hit by flying debris, WDFW reported. “My initial thing was ‘Where are my kids?’ Because they were in the living room,” Foster told the television station. “I’m in the kitchen. Thank God my 3-year-old was upstairs in his bedroom. But the baby saw the plane come in, and he’s got scratches all over his legs from the glass blowing.”
NEW INFO: Homeowner tells me the plane hit her shed before it slammed into her neighbor’s house. She saw two women being removed from the plane. She says both were responsive, talking to paramedics. @FOX4 9/10pm pic.twitter.com/v1NEaSICJI— Alex Boyér (@AlexBoyerFox4) May 24, 2019
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