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Plane Crashes Into US Home

People near Clearwater Airpark woke up to a big explosion this morning, an airplane crashed right into a home on Patricia avenue. "I was eating breakfast and I heard a big explosion," said Richard Cetroli.
PTI May 17, 2010 13:08 IST
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People near Clearwater Airpark woke up to a big explosion this morning, an airplane crashed right into a home on Patricia avenue.

"I was eating breakfast and I heard a big explosion," said Richard Cetroli. That explosion was a small plane that slammed into his living room.

"I went out back, and I said is everybody o.k.? Are you guys o.k.? And I heard a girl scream help," added Cetroli. "So I ran and I was able to get the door of the plane."

Cetroli said he pulled the 16-year-old girl out. But there were still two more people inside the plane. Ben Whitacre and his friends heard the crash and rushed to help.




"He was in one of the back passenger seats, we were pulling him out of the window. Dragged him over here to the side here so that the fire department could get him on the stretcher and get him on the ambulance and stuff," commented Whitacre.

Neighbors say, they knew something was wrong with the plane as soon as it took off.

"We were just standing there, we seen him take off and I said bro that motor doesn't sound like it's full going. All of a sudden it hits a tree or something and I was like, oh wow he was close. And then it was like boom and then you see a big black cloud of smoke," exclaimed Ken Dufault.

He also said he helped rescue one of the people stuck inside the plane.The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police say, the flight crew may have been heading to Haiti.All three people inside the plane were rushed to the hospital. Luckily no one was seriously hurt.