3 killed when plane crashes into Plainville home

Four people inside the home at the time were able to flee to safety after the fiery crash.

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (WPRI/AP) – Three people were killed when a small plane crashed into a home on Bridle Path in Plainville shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday.

Massachusetts State Police confirmed the house became immediately engulfed in flames. However, the four people inside the home at the time made it out safely.

The Beechcraft BE36 aircraft was headed to Norwood Memorial Airport in Massachusetts from Lancaster Airport in Pennsylvania when it crashed into the house, Jim Peters of the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Before crashing, the pilot reported an engine problem, telling air traffic control,”We’ve lost our control. I can’t do anything. I can’t see anything.”

Air Traffic Control: “Are you able to maintain 2,500 feet there?”
Pilot: “Sir, we’re not doing jack. We’ve got a real bad vibration. We’re losing engines. I need help. We’re gliding.”

In addition to the family members, a cat was rescued from the home. However, others were missing Sunday night.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration arrived on scene Sunday night. The NTSB is expected to arrive Monday morning.

The Boston Globe, who’s citing federal officials said two adults and a juvenile on board the plane were killed.

The identities of the victims will not be released until the NTSB has notified their families, Peters said.

Courtney Caligiuri contributed to this report.

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