UPDATE: One person got out of the home that was directly hit. The person’s only injury appears to be from a cat who scratched her while she was rescuing the cat. Investigators say the plane caught fire and caused a house to catch fire too. Both were put out by firefighters. It’s unclear what caused the crash.
Columbia police confirm the aircraft went down Wednesday morning into a home in an area off Kennedy Street and Prentice Avenue. That’s less than a mile from the nearby Hamilton-Owens Airport.
Columbia Fire and rescue teams are on the scene. Firefighters arrived to find one home on fire and they say the fire is now under control.
There is no word yet on any injuries but News19 has seen a car from the coroner’s office at the scene.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been notified we are told, and will be sending an investigative team.
The 2900 block of Kennedy and South Maple Streets are closed as the plane crash investigation continues.
This is a breaking news update. More details will come soon.
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