BREAKING: Small plane carrying six passengers crashed into a home in Utah
- A small airplane crashed into a resident’s backyard in West Jordan, Utah, on Saturday afternoon
- The plane was carrying six passengers whose conditions have not been disclosed
- One person inside the home at the time of the crash was injured, as were an unknown number of others
- The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash
Multiple people are injured after a small airplane crashed into a backyard in a residential Utah neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that a Piper PA-32 plane with six passengers aboard crashed into a resident’s backyard at 8691 S. 3789 West in West Jordan.
The condition of the six passengers has not been disclosed, but authorities said there may be fatalities.
One person who was inside the home at the time sustained injuries, but the extent is unknown.
Neighbors reportedly tried to rescue the injured homeowner from inside the residence but had to find another way.
Authorities said a small airplane crashed into a residential backyard on Saturday afternoon in West Jordan, Utah
Cell phone footage taken by a frightened neighbor shows an enormous cloud of dark smoke billowing into the air.
An active inferno rages on as ambulance sirens, horrified witnesses and the crackle of the flames is heard.
‘I think a plane just crashed into their house,’ a woman says, ‘These are our neighbors,’
The woman’s voice shakes in fear as she apologizes for the unsteady camera.
‘Sorry, I’m literally scared. I have to go downstairs and get our stuff together in case our house catches on fire.’
The full extent of fatalities and injuries has not been disclosed, but at one person inside the home at the time of the crash was injured
An overhead view of the plane crash showed much of the house and the surrounding area destroyed while firefighters were at the scene
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the plane crash. Pictured: witnesses could see thick black smoke coming from the crash site
Desert News reports that several medical helicopters carried injured civilians from the scene to local hospitals.
A number of fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles were also at the scene.
The horrifying crash caused the home to catch fire, and a total of three homes were damaged in the incident.
It’s unclear what caused the plane crash, as well as if it was a technical or human error.
The aircraft had taken off from the South Valley Regional Airport and went down just two miles away around 1:30pm.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating.
The tail numbers of the aircraft will be publicly released once formally verified by investigators, said Allen Kenitzer, of the FAA Office of Communications.
Reports said the several medical helicopters were at the scene and carried an unspecified number of injured civilians to local area hospitals
The aircraft had taken off from the South Valley Regional Airport and went down just two miles away around 1:30pm. Pictured: Fire rescue crews stand at the scene earlier Saturday afternoon
Authorities have not disclosed the cause of the plane crash, as well as if the incident was a technical or human error
Pictured: Photos taken by a West Jordan resident show several ambulances and emergency vehicles driving to the crash site around 1:30pm on Saturday
Jasson Soriano, a 13-year-old who lives around the corner from the crash site, said he was standing in his front yard when he saw the plane flying ‘super low.’
Soriano said a plume of smoke suddenly appeared and ‘I saw the whole neighborhood come running out.’
West Jordan Mayor Dirk Burton said the plane crash happened in an established neighborhood, where several houses are owned by the original homeowners.
‘So they know each other extremely well and they’re very close knit. So they were on top of it very quickly to go help out the residents that were affected,’ he told Desert News.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board for details.