Pilot dies after small plane crashes into Maryland home

A small plane crashed into a home and a car in a Maryland neighborhood Sunday, killing the pilot, fire officials said.

The crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. in New Carrollton, Mark Brady, the lead public information officer for Prince George's County, wrote on Twitter.

According to fire officials, the plane struck a carport and a parked car, WBAL reported. There was no one in the home at the time of the crash, the television station reported. There were no other injuries, officials said.

The pilot has not been identified.

Maryland State Police officials said at least 18 homes in the area lost power because of the crash, WUSA reported.

Fire officials said the fire in the house was contained, and that the hazardous materials unit responded to contain a fuel spill, according to WTOP. The crash occurred on a rainy, foggy day in the area, and Brady said Prince George County officials are investigating its cause,

The crash occurred about three miles south of the College Park Aiport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters told CNN. The plane was headed for Westchester County Airport in New York, the FAA confirmed to WNBC.

Edgar Andrickson, an officer from the Hyattsville Police Department, told WTOP he was at a home near the crash., Maryland police department was at a home nearby when the plane crashed.

“We heard the noise (a plane makes) as it is coming down, and as soon as we heard that noise, we heard an explosion from the other side (of the house),” Andrickson told the radio station. “(When) we looked outside and saw the house and car on fire, me and some friends went outside. The house caught on fire, a car was on fire, and the plane itself was on fire.”

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