1 dead after plane crashes into home in Georgia

Photo of a fire after a plane crashed into a house in Georgia. (David Murchison)
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Photo of a fire after a plane crashed into a house in Georgia. (David Murchison)

Credit: David Murchison

Credit: David Murchison

One person has died after a plane crashed into a home in a Marietta, Georgia, neighborhood Friday evening.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a Cessna Citation I aircraft en route to the Fulton County Airport went down around 7:20 p.m.

The pilot was the only person on the plane and died in the crash.

Cobb County fire officials said the plane left from Wilmington, Delaware.

Fire officials said the plane landed in the home's front yard and sent the house up in flames.

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"From what it looks like at this point, it came over from the top of the house and landed in the front yard," Danell Boyd with the Cobb County fire department said.

The family was at church at the time of the crash and not at home.

Witnesses said the plan spun out and nose-dived to the ground.

"I heard a swoosh and then a clap and an explosion and I pretty much knew before I looked outside that it was a plane crash," neighbor Joe Thomas said.

A few homes were evacuated while firefighters investigated. The neighborhood will be blocked off for a time as National Transportation Safety Board investigators look into the crash.

"Seeing a plane on fire and a house starting to burn and wondering if your neighbors are OK -- it's not just something you hear on the news," neighbor Samantha Strickland said.

The FAA will investigate and the NTSB will determine the cause of the crash.

Plane crash in Cobb County

BREAKING: This is video from moments after a plane crashed into a home in Cobb County. We have multiple crews at the scene working to learn more details. LIVE UPDATES: http://2wsb.tv/2nRuwkf

Posted by WSB-TV on Friday, March 24, 2017

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