Small Plane Crashes into Home in McKinney – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Small Plane Crashes into Home in McKinney - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Small Plane Crashes Into House In McKinney

McKINNEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A small plane crashed into the back of a house in the 200 block of Black Bear Drive in McKinney Thursday afternoon.

The McKinney Fire Department said no one on the ground was hurt, but the home suffered serious damage.

Homeowner Jemillah Foster told CBS 11, the plane came within about ten feet of her 1-year-old son when it crashed through the back of their home.

“I was scared. I mean immediately I didn’t know what happened,” said Foster. “I thought it was some kind of explosion. It was just so loud.” 

“I was in a full blown panic. I felt like I was having panic attacks,” she said. “Thank God the baby was fine, he cried a little bit. I  just snatched him up and was looking for the three year old.” 

Video: RAW: Emergency crews at scene where plane crashed into McKinney home

This family said they’ve been told they can’t stay here right now, but the Red Cross is helping them to figure out their next move. 

Updated at 7:05 p.m.: Revised to include a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration.

An aircraft crashed into a McKinney home near a small airport Thursday, injuring the two people who were on board, officials say. 

The small, two-seat plane crashed about 5:15 p.m. into a house in the 200 block of Black Bear Drive. No one on the ground or in the home was injured, a McKinney Fire Department spokeswoman said. 

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said the aircraft is a Piper PA-28 Cherokee. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are sending investigators to the location. 

The home is near the Aero Country Airport, a privately owned public-use airport in unincorporated Collin County, according to its website. 

Cory said the plane crashed a quarter-mile from the airport, but its unclear whether it had left from the airport or was heading there. 

A resident of the home, Jamillah Foster, said that she and her family were “just getting ready for dinner, the same old stuff we do every day” when they heard a loud crash outside.

“I came around the corner instantly,” Foster said. “It was kind of disorienting because I wasnt expecting to see what I saw in my home and all the bricks all over the floor. It was just very scary. Thank God everybody was OK.”


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