Plane crashes in front yard of US home, as two kids pulled from wreckage

According to a report, a small plane crashed in the front yard of a house in the USA on Friday morning. Neighbours then rushed to rescue the four passengers – including two children – from the burning wreckage.

The 1969 Beechcraft 35 struck a fence and a tree before crashing and bursting into flames around 9:30 a.m. in a residential area in Arvada, just outside Denver, Colorado, KDVR reported.

Four passengers on board suffered burns and were taken to a local hospital in unknown condition, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, which New York Postreports.

Two of the victims were children, police said.

Witnesses told KDVR that neighbors rushed to help rescue people from the burning plane.

Randy Hamrick and his wife were in their home when the plane crashed in their yard. At first they thought a train had derailed across the street.

“We saw the explosion and the glow from outside and thought, wait a minute,” he said.

Mr Hamrick said he feared his house might collapse.

“It felt like it was falling in. I mean, it was just so violent,” he said.

Neither he nor his wife were injured.

The pilot, whose identity is unknown, had taken off from Centennial Airport south of Denver toward Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, not far from the crash site, when he began experiencing engine problems about 15 minutes after takeoff, officials said.

The pilot called the Jefferson County air traffic control tower and requested an emergency landing after seeing a low oil pressure warning light illuminate.

Moments later, the pilot reported an extreme loss of power and informed the tower that they would not make it to the airport and would “shut down” the aircraft wherever they could.

Shortly afterwards, the tower lost contact with the aircraft.

According to officials, the pilot attempted to land on the residential street, but the plane’s left wing clipped a large tree, causing the plane to skid along the road and collide with a truck before coming to rest in the Hamrics’ front yard.

“I’m sure the thought going through the pilot’s mind was, ‘I see a road, I need to get this plane down, let’s try it,'” NTSB accident investigator Alex Lemishko told KDVR.

A video shows rescue workers arriving at the scene of the accident, where the wreckage of the plane is smoldering on the lawn in front of the building.

The fire was quickly extinguished, but caught fire again briefly hours later.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post and has been reproduced with permission.

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