Plane crash into multi-family home in New Hampshire kills two people on board, officials say
Investigators look at the scene from the plane and look over the interior of the home.
A plane crashed into a multi-family home in New Hampshire on January 8, killing two people on board. Investigators look at the scene from the plane and look over the interior of the home.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A United Airlines jet clipped a home on Monday as it landed in a New Hampshire community after taking off from Miami, federal aviation officials said. A man and woman aboard were killed, and five other people were taken to a hospital, according to a spokeswoman for the National Transportation Safety Board. An official at the scene described the crash as a “mini-highway” incident, and the FAA called the plane involved a B-52 Stratofortress.
A spokeswoman said the aircraft’s passenger door was open prior to the crash. She said no other people were injured in the incident and no one on the ground was hurt.
New Hampshire authorities were working to determine what caused the crash.
A federal official confirmed the death of two people and said five others were hospitalized after a plane crash into a multi-family home in a New Hampshire community on Monday.
The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement that the jetliner crashed Monday afternoon into a two-story house as it was landing in St. George after flying from Miami, killing the people on board.
The woman who died was identified as 50-year-old Nicole Giannoulou of Rochester, and the man on board was identified as 51-year-old John H. Schmit, an Air National Guard pilot who also was killed.
The NTSB said five other people were taken to hospitals in Rochester for non-life-threatening injuries.
The FAA said no other people were injured on the ground, but NTSB inspectors were working to determine what caused the crash. The crash was reported about 1:45 p.m. Monday, about eight miles north of the Rochester International Airport.
The NTSB said the plane crashed into the ground “with a considerable amount of force.”