News: Columbia house catches fire after plane crashes into it
COLUMBIA, SC – A house in the Rosewood neighborhood caught fire after a plane crashed into on Wednesday morning.
RIGHT NOW: multiple @ColaFire crews are working with @ColumbiaPDSC on scene of a small plane crash on the 2900 block of Kennedy Street. Firefighters arrived to find one home on fire and the fire is now under control. 2900 block of Kennedy is closed at this time & S. Maple Street. pic.twitter.com/QIDRXahlRl
— Columbia Fire (@ColaFire) January 13, 2021
According to WCSC, the accident occurred in the 2900 block of Kennedy Street around 10:30 a.m. on January 13, 2021.
Columbia Fire Department responded to the scene as was able to get the fire out. They report the plane crash did cause the house fire, but it is unknown if the plane was on fire itself at the time of the crash.
Local authorities identified the plane as a Beechcraft F33A Bonanza.
There was one person inside the home at the time of the crash. Police report that person was able to safely escape the house fire. It is unknown if they sustained injuries in the incident or fire.
Police report there was at least one person in the plane at the time of the crash. They did not share that person’s current condition. The Richland County Coroner was on scene, as well as multiple emergency crews.
Both the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating the cause of the crash.
The 2900 block of Kennedy Street and S. Maple Street was closed while authorities investigated the crash scene.
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