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Three dead after plane crashes into Maryland house

Published:Monday | December 8, 2014 | 12:37 PM
Firefighters stand outside a smoking house where a small plane crashed in Gaithersburg, Maryland, today. - AP

WASHINGTON (AP):

A small, private jet crashed into a house in Maryland's Montgomery County, killing three people on board the plane and leaving three residents of the home unaccounted for.




Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Steve Lohr says three people were on board the jet when it crashed Monday into the home in Gaithersburg, a Washington, D.C. suburb.



He says three residents who live at the home are unaccounted for.



Television news footage of the home shows it nearly destroyed.



Two other homes caught fire after the crash but weren't as badly damaged.



An FAA spokesman says preliminary information shows the Embraer EMB-500/Phenom 100 twin-engine jet was on approach at the nearby Montgomery County Airpark.



The National Transportation Safety Board launching a team to investigate.



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