At least three people suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a small plane crashed through the roof of a two-story home north of Austin, Texas, officials in Georgetown said Sunday.
Luckily, the house was empty at the time of the fatal accident.
According to the Georgetown Fire Department, the plane crashed in the 500 block of Northwood Drive near Georgetown Executive Airport just before noon.
In confirmation, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) stated that it was a single-engine Beech BE35 aircraft and that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would investigate the accident.
GFD officials said the three people on board were taken to hospital, their injuries were not considered life-threatening and they were released later in the day.
Officials said the passengers were returning after having breakfast at Kerrville when the plane developed engine failure.
City of Georgetown Battalion Chief Scott Gibson said, “The bus drove away from the apartment complex behind you, and I believe he just had to make a second decision and left it at the same house.”
A witness told local media that “they were in really good shape considering what happened.”
The witness said, “They were scared, they didn’t know what was happening. They looked really confused. We helped them down to the balcony and they were trying to jump through a hole in the roof. We opened the stairs to the attic and they came down that way.”
Another said it looked like the passengers had come out with minor injuries.
“But other than blood and some bruises and burns on his feet from walking on the roof, he was in pretty good condition.” GFD officials said that as far as the house is concerned, its condition is not that bad.
The witness said, “It has had very little impact. Probably the biggest concern is fuel dripping from the attic to the first to second floors.”
“We have removed most of the ignition sources around. We have disconnected the power to the house.”
“A small section of Northwest Blvd will remain closed for the time being,” police said.