Friday, May 31, 2013

This Plane Crashed Into An Apartment Full of Sleeping People

This Plane Crashed Into An Apartment Full of Sleeping People  

A small plane smashed through the roof of an apartment building in Northern Virginia just after midnight on Friday. Amazingly, only one of the six people sleeping in the apartment was hurt.

Two kids and four adults were asleep in the apartment's bedrooms when the single-engine Cessna 177B apparently ran out of fuel and crashed into the three-story apartment complex in Herndon, Virginia.

The pilot and passenger work for an aerial photography company and were collecting infrared imagery over the Washington metropolitan area when electrical problems and a stalled engine possibly caused by running out of fuel dropped the two-seater out of the night sky and into the apartment's living room.

Both pilot and passenger were hurt, with 61-year-old pilot William Larson suffering "serious but not life threatening injuries." The resident suffered minor injuries, WTOP reported.

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