Three days after a small commercial plane crashed into car dealership in Ohio, a single-engine plane has crashed into a barn next to a New Hampshire apartment building on Friday night of October 21, 2022, killing everyone on board.
According to Daily Mail reports, flames as high as 40-feet were seen bellowing in the air after the horrific crash which occurred near Keene’s Dillant-Hopkins airport.
In a statement on the incident, the City of Keene said: “There was a plane crash near the Keene Airport into a multifamily building near Hope Chapel.
“There were no injuries at the multifamily building. Unfortunately those on the plane have perished. The FAA has been notified.
•Fire crews at the scene trying to put out the flames
“Additional details will be shared as they become available.”
The statement confirmed that there were no survivors, though it was not clear the number of people in the plane at the time the crash occurred.
The aircraft involved might have been a single-engine, Beechcraft Sierra plane, WHDH reported.
Residents said the plane hit a storage barn area, which caught fire next to a small apartment building that shares a parking lot with Hope Chapel.
Flames ripped through the two-storey barn, as locals said that their house shook as the plane made impact.
Eight of the tenants in the building were able to evacuate in time, and they were not injured, authorities confirmed.
Those inside the building said they were terrified.
•Scene showing the devastation next to the building in New Hampshire
Speaking with WCVB, Robin Guimond said: “It was very scary. I was sitting in the chair and I heard the big bang and then the house shaking.”
Another person inside the apartment building, Scott Gauthier, added: “I just grabbed what I needed to grab to be decent, got outside and looked up.
‘”The roof was already in. It already spread all over the roof of the back of the house.”
The building’s landlord, Wayne Brown, added: “It looks like the tree in the back you can see where the limbs broke off.
“They must have been having problems because the runway is probably a half a mile behind from the house.
“They probably hit the limb and it turned the plane on a 90 and just drove right into the barn.”
Another witness, Angel Brown, said she watched on in horror from her living room window as the plane crashed into the barn.
She said: “I heard the plane and then I heard a crash, then sirens. I went into my kitchen to get stuff ready for work and saw the flames from my back window.”
The Swanzey Police Department said that first responders arrived at the scene.
American Red Cross of Northern New England also said they have six members of staff helping those at the scene of the plane crash.
SOURCE: Thenews Bearer