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At Least 3 Killed When Private Jet Crashes Into Maryland Home

Published by Business Insider on Mon, 08 Dec 2014

A private jet crashed into a home in Gaithersburg, Maryland, on Monday. At least three people on board were killed, a Montgomery Countyfire official told the Associated Press.Reuters reports a fourth person might have been killed, as well.The jet, which reportedly sat 10 people, crashed into one home, setting it and two others on fire,according toMontgomery County fire spokesman Pete Piringer. Some jet fuel, which caused the blazes, also leaked into a stream, according to Reuters."The fires are under control. We are still working on a lot of hot spots," Piringer told WTOP in Maryland.The aircraft, believed to be an EMB-500/Phenom 100 twin-engine jet, according to an FAA spokesperson, was approaching the nearby Montgomery County Airpark. The crash happened about 1.6 miles from the airpark, according toReuters."It was flying very erratically. It was kind of left and right. Its wings were dipping, and it appeared to me to be out of control," one witness,Larry Matthews, told WTOP.Here are some photos of the scene via Twitter:BREAKING: At least 3 killed when small plane crashes into house in Maryland http://t.co/udVxa1VTt5 @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/So5Ye4acfT' NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) December 8, 2014G'Burg Plane crash - MCFRS have fire(s) knocked down, several home were on fire, plane crashed into 1, damaged others pic.twitter.com/cTWFu6IEDo' Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) December 8, 2014U/D plane into a house Drop Forge Lane, G'Burg, several house damaged,#mcfrs FFs involved search, rescue & firefight pic.twitter.com/or3I2TJ4Ii' Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) December 8, 2014Fire official: At least 3 killed in #Maryland jet crash. More: http://t.co/6KjmjoxO1s Mobile: http://t.co/2vAJJVE9pC pic.twitter.com/EACeWhQwAu' WSVN-TV (@wsvn) December 8, 2014Official: At least 3 killed in Maryland jet crash http://t.co/NZRvlC9ACl pic.twitter.com/xaY7FVdlm9' Marc Mandell (@Marcarc3rd) December 8, 2014MORE: Gaithersburg plane crash at Drop Forge Lane, 3 houses suffering some sort of damage, this one the worst @WNEW pic.twitter.com/vihz4k5eYE' JimMacKayWNEW (@JimMacKayWNEW) December 8, 2014This story is developing ...Join the conversation about this story
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