LANHAM, MARYLAND – One person was killed on Sunday after a small plane crashed into two homes in Lanham, Maryland, about three miles south of the College Park Airport, FAA spokesman Jim Peters told CNN. The pilot was killed in the accident. He was the only person on board the small aircraft – a Grumman American AA-5. No other people on the ground were hurt in the crash.
The accident occured just before 3:00 PM local time, Mark Brady – lead public information officer for Prince George’s County – said on Twitter.
The airplane struck an attached carport of a single-family home, then burst into flames, igniting a car and damaging the two homes, Brady said.
One person on plane was declared deceased on the scene, Brady said. The home was not occupied at the time of the crash, he added.
The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.
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