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Small Plane Crashes Into House In Northern Illinois

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A small plane crashed into a house in Joliet, Illinois on Thursday morning, setting the home on fire and scattering debris around the neighborhood.

A woman and her dog were in the house when the plane crashed, the Naperville Sun reported, but both escaped uninjured. Firefighters from the Plainfield Township Fire Protection District responded to the incident and had brought the blaze under control by mid-day Thursday. It was not immediately clear how many people were aboard the plane or their condition.

Neighbors said it looked like the plane was in distress before it fell.

The plane looked like it was “falling out of the sky,” Violeta Stankus, who lives near where the plane crashed, told the Naperville Sun. “I said, God, and then it crashed, and I started screaming.”

Video of the scene showed plane parts strewn in the street and in the yard and driveway of a home, the Associated Press reported. There were no reports of any other injuries on the ground.


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