August 7th, 2010
10:41 AM ET

Plane crashes into house in Pennsylvania

[Update 11:10 a.m. ET] A twin-engine airplane crashed into a house in western Pennsylvania Saturday, state police said.

Emergency dispatchers reported that the plane burst into flames when it hit the house, said CNN affiliate WTAE. The dispatchers said a family had been in the house but all of them escaped without injury.

Poilce said no bodies have been recovered from the crashed plane.

News footage showed firefighters at the scene in Westmoreland County's Bell Township and smoke rising from the obliterated house.

[Original post] A twin-engine airplane crashed into a house Saturday in Loyalhanna, a town in western Pennsylvania,
state police said. Residents of the home are accounted for but no one
has yet been recovered from the plane.

This story is developing; watch for updates.

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  1. Sname

    I sure hope there are survivors, though am curious as to what went wrong

    August 7, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Porklob

      KPATL – we can only hope that you are the solo pilot next time, you moron

      August 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sname

    I dont think dis is an al-qaeda attack

    August 7, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. Paul

    Ever since 9/11, accidents miraculously stopped happening... this could only be terrorism

    August 7, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glenda

      you're being sarcastic, righht? small plane crashes (accidents) have certainly not stopped happening

      August 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • kathy

      Wow what an ignorant statement!!

      August 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • aash

      Looks like some people left their sarcasm detectors at home today

      August 7, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adams

      Worlds mean what they mean and on the net voice intonation does not help much. It may have been sarcasm but we were never warned. Now that you mentioned though ....

      August 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vicky

      what a stupid thing to say! crashes happen all the time, unfortunately. here in Michigan, there was a plane that crashed off the western side of the state, into Lake Michigan. 4 innocent people were killed. tell their families that crashes don't happen.

      August 7, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TheWonderHorse

    Oh my God. Wow. What are the odds. I'm glad the family got out unharmed. Unbelievable!

    August 7, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • MisterPL

      "What are the odds?" Planes fly over my house all the time. Seriously, look up once in a while.

      August 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SpellChecker

    CNN please hire me as your Spell Checker. Whoever is doing it now is horrible.

    August 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vicky

      not too many people care about typos, so long as we can read the story. give it a rest. CNN employees are human just like the rest of us. in the grand scheme of things, spelling is not that big of a deal.

      August 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristin

      People who care that they are getting the correct news care about typos. If the writer of the story can't get the simple things right, how can we believe the other facts of the story? Their JOB is communication. They should be able to do it properly.

      August 7, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sue

    I wouldn't say it's necessarily terrorism. This article caught my attention because 24 years ago, this month, my husband was a corporate pilot and was flying out of Pittsburgh Intl. He lost oil pressure and, unfortunately, was not able to make it to a nearby airport or back to Pitt and crashed into a residential neighborhood. He and another coworker survived the crash, although, badly injured, but 2 others did die who were in the plane, also. My heartfelt prayers go out to the families involved in this.

    August 7, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. frombelair

    what`s with all these crashes ? who`s flying these planes?

    August 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Corp_Pilot

      Rich Doctors and lawyers who are not trained to the same standard as commercial pilots yet they fly high performance or high complex aircraft. Just look at the amount of crashed of the Cirrus SR20/SR22.

      August 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. larry

    Al Qaeda hates that house!

    August 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |


    August 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jim

    And people think flying cars are a good idea?

    August 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ken in NC

    Jim, if it had been a flying car the pilot could have landed it on the street as long as the traffic light was not red (yuck).

    August 7, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. beasterdamas

    Wow a Direct hit! Could this be a disgruntled taxpayer or domestic violence issue?

    August 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Alek

    Derk derka

    August 7, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. D

    Crap, that's 10 miles from where I grew up

    August 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |