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Three injured after plane crash-lands into house in Texas
Featured Image Credit: Georgetown Texas Fire Department/ KXAN

Three injured after plane crash-lands into house in Texas

The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into the plane crash

Three people have been left injured after a plane crashed into a two-storey house in Texas.

The disastrous events took place in Georgetown yesterday (23 July), after the small plane had taken off from Kerrville, Texas on a flight bound for Georgetown.

Three people on board the plane managed to make it into the vicinity of Georgetown, but rather than landing safely on a runway, the plane crashed into the roof of a building in the 500 block of Northwood Drive shortly before noon.

Thankfully, there was no one in the house, which is said to be vacant and unoccupied, but emergency crews had to work to free the three occupants of the plane after it came to the abrupt and destructive stop.

Emergency crews responded to the scene after the crash.
Facebook/Georgetown Texas Fire Department

In a statement on Facebook, the Georgetown Texas Fire Department wrote: "We are currently working a plane crash on the 500-block of North Wood Drive... The three occupants of the plane were transported to the hospital."

The police department added that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would be launching an investigation into the crash, though air traffic control audio obtained by KVUE indicated that it may have been the result of engine failure.

Shannon Hayes, who lives in the area where the plane came down, recalled what she heard in the moments before it careened into the house.

She said it was making a noise that 'wasn't good', adding: "Some of the neighbors ran over. Two people climbed out of the airplane onto the roof and were asking for ladders while I was on the phone with 911."

Three people were in the plane when it crashed.
Facebook/Georgetown Texas Fire Department

The NTSB told Fox News Digital it is collaborating with the Federal Aviation Administration to gather more information about the incident.

Georgetown Police Department added that crews would remain on the scene to help in the aftermath of the crash, while locals in the area were asked for their 'support' in avoiding the area.

In its latest update on Facebook, the police department wrote: "A small portion of Northwest Blvd will remain closed for the time. Northwest Blvd from River Bend to a point about 100 yards north is closed. Please find an alternate route."

Emergency workers have been praised for their response to the crash, with one Facebook user writing: "Thank you Georgetown Texas Fire Department team! The Georgetown Texas Fire Department always responds and executes, with supreme precision perfection [and] their stellar expertise."

Another added: "Great job everyone!"

Topics: US News, Texas