Three people were killed when a small plane crashed into a house near Duluth International Airport in Minnesota, USA. According to the newspaper Duluth News TribuneThe accident took place on Saturday (1st).
Alyssa Schmidt, 32, and her brother Matthew Schmidt, 31, and the pilot, Tyler Freedland, 32, were killed. All three died instantly. The two occupants of the home, Jason and Crystal Hoffman, were not injured.
“I still don’t know what to think. It doesn’t feel real. We’re lucky. It’s heartbreaking to lose a life. At the same time, we’re grateful to be alive,” Jason said. Hoffman.
According to Joe Wicklund, director of communications for the Hermantown Police Department, the airport control tower reported that a small plane did not show up on radar and was soon deemed to have crashed.
Police and firefighters responded to the area and found the wreckage of a Cessna 172 in the 5100 block of Arrowhead Road. The aircraft reached the second floor and came to rest on its backside.
Fragments of the plane were scattered in the yard. Most of it was the tail, and it was. The people upstairs were not injured and Hoffman believes there is no way to get back into the house. He and his wife have lived there for seven years.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
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