ByLaurel Mallory|January 13, 2021 at 11:05 AM EST - Updated January 13 at 12:37 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A plane has crashed into a home in the Rosewood neighborhood of Columbia near a small airport, officials confirmed Wednesday.
It happened around 11 a.m. near the intersection of Maple and Kennedy streets, just south of Rosewood Drive. That’s about one-and-a-half miles from the Jim Hamilton - LB Owens Airport.
Columbia Fire received a call about the crash just after 10:30 a.m. and were on the scene just minutes later. According to Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins, the plane crashed into the back of the home. The plane and the home caught fire, but crews were able to extinguish the fires.
It is unclear if the plane was on fire before it crashed into the home. However, Jenkins confirmed that the plane did cause the house fire.
RIGHT NOW: multiple@ColaFirecrews are working with@ColumbiaPDSCon scene of a small plane crash on the 2900 block of Kennedy Street. Firefighters arrived to find one home on fire and the fire is now under control. 2900 block of Kennedy is closed at this time & S. Maple Street.pic.twitter.com/QIDRXahlRl
— Columbia Fire (@ColaFire)January 13, 2021
At this point, officials are also working to gather information about the plane’s flight pattern as well as other flight information.
Jenkins added one person was inside the home at the time of the crash. However, that person was able to get out of the home safely.
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Multiple emergency crews, including fire and rescue crews, are on the scene. The Richland County Coroner is also on the scene as well.
The plane that crashed is a small engine plane, the Columbia Police Department said. Jenkins noted that at least one person was on the plane when it crashed.
Officials have not shared reports about injuries.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been notified, CPD said. Jenkins said the NTSB is on their way to the scene to investigate.
They will also be calling the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
This story will be updated.
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