LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A small plane crashed into a house in Lawrenceville Friday afternoon, leveling the house, sparking a huge fire and killing up to two people, according to Gwinnett County and FAA officials.
The twin-engine Cessna 310 took off from Gwinnett County airport en route to Sparta, Tenn. when it crashed into a house near the intersection of Oracle Drive and Walker Drive in Lawrenceville about 1:30 p.m.
The pilot was the only person aboard the plane, according to FAA officials.
Officials at the scene believe the pilot and one person in the house were killed.
A witness on the scene said the homeowner tried to save his wife from the house. "I ran out, ran around the house and saw the owner coming out the front door. I was the first over there and I grabbed him and pulled him out. He was trying to go around the back of the house looking for his wife," said witness Jack Jordan.
According to the FAA, the plane is registered to Doctors' Aircraft Services and KM Aviation out of Sandy Springs.
A Channel 2 Action News crew fed back video from the scene that showed a huge fire burning at the scene.
One witness said he lives a half-mile from the scene and the windows in his house shook when the plane crashed.
"We just heard a plane come over the house real low and boom. That's all I heard and I went running," said witness Dennis Slough. "It came over the house and then I heard a boom."
"It was trying to pull out. It felt like at the last minute he was trying to pull out of a stall because you could hear the whine of the engine and then just a boom and an explosion," said witness Jonathan Lyon.
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