Two dead after small plane crashes into New York home

A small New York town is dealing with a devastating tragedy.

On Saturday, a small plane crashed into a New York home, leaving two dead and one missing in the fiery incident.

Tragic Event

This is one of those types of events people never think will happen to them.

Local police stated the plane hit the home around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The crash happened in the small town of Union Vale, which is just southeast of Poughkeepsie.

New York State Police spokesman Steven Nevel said the plane had been carrying three people, including the pilot. One man was killed and the two other men on the plane were injured.

There were reportedly three people in the home at the time of the crash.

One of those was killed, another was injured, and the third person is still unaccounted for at this time. In a town with fewer than 5,000 people, every resident more than likely knew or had ties to the victims in the home

After the crash happened, one of the young girls that lived in the home was helped out by a neighbor. A resident stated her husband ran over to the home after the crash and assisted in her escape.

The home also had several pets inside, all of which apparently made it to safety. Nevel stated that two puppies and a grown Newfoundland dog were able to get out of the home before it was completely engulfed in flames.

Still Investigating

While the exact cause of the crash is still being investigated, authorities did provide some information about the accident.

The flight originated in Orange County. It had stopped at Sky Acres Airport to refuel, roughly a mile from the crash site.

The plane was reportedly only a few miles from its destination when the engine trouble occurred. The NTSB is currently investigating.

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