Plane crashes into house in Illinois (PHOTOS)
A plane has crashed into a house in Plainfield, Illinois. Nearby residents tweeted that they heard an explosion before the impact into the house.
Firefighters from neighboring Joliet are on the scene in the Brighton Lakes subdivision.
Plane just crashed into house pic.twitter.com/7GxwQVXyIr— Kyle (@K_Hold97) July 21, 2016
Plane crash in my neighborhood.. pic.twitter.com/BZ2MCdM0j9— Jared (@JCZEN123) July 21, 2016
A plane just crashed in my neighborhood!! I was watching gossip girl xoxo pic.twitter.com/5eaMZAJZmX— Alex Monroe (@alexmaddper) July 21, 2016
Plainfield is a suburb of Chicago.
The crash occurred around 11:15 in the morning local time, Joliet police told WMAQ.
PICS: Plane crash into a home in Plainfield, IL. @cbschicago (photos: Andrew Scardina) pic.twitter.com/gvQ00JHxYR— Audrina Bigos (@AudrinaBigos) July 21, 2016
A charred piece of the plane is lying partly in the street and partly in a driveway, photos by Twitter user @chargers250 show.
“I heard something coming down like a torpedo then a loud crash and a lot of wind," a witness told photojournalist Si Gifter.
Just saw a plane crash into somebody house smh. pic.twitter.com/78PdDb9YBY— Doe (@BigHomieDoe) July 21, 2016
There were no immediate reports of any injuries on the ground, and it is unknown how many people were on the small plane, the Federal Aviation Administration told WMAQ.
Witness who heard plane crash tells me: "I heard something coming down like a torpedo then a loud crash and a lot of wind" #planecrash— nycphotog (@nycphotog) July 21, 2016
NOW: NBC: Reported plane crash in Joliet, Illinois. (from WMAQ) @WVTM13pic.twitter.com/CRvN7InbHy— Shannon (@ShannonWVTM13) July 21, 2016
Residents appear to have used garden hoses to put out the fire of the wreckage.
Updated: Plane crashes into home in Joliet-Plainfield area, https://t.co/oBB2NFBvsWpic.twitter.com/XYoJlogjV9— The Herald-News (@Joliet_HN) July 21, 2016