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Man Dies As Small Plane Crashes Into House
A US man died and another was injured when a small plane crashed into a house in Washington state.
Both were travelling in the four-seater, Cessna-type aircraft when it hit the home in Woodinville, King County, on Saturday afternoon.
Sheriff's office spokeswoman Cindi West said a man was declared dead at the scene and another was airlifted to Harborview Medical Centre.
No-one was hurt on the ground, she added.
It is understood the owners of the large, detached property were not in at the time of the crash.
Witnesses said the plane engine was sputtering and then hit the garage of the house.
"We were inside the house and we heard a big thud as if there was an explosion," a neighbour said.
"It is pretty shocking. I'm glad it didn't go through the roof or anything. Good thing it only went through the garage," said one resident.
Another added: "It's just unbelievable because it is a very quiet neighbourhood."
It was not immediately clear where the plane took off from and where it was travelling to.