DETROIT (AP) – A small plane crashed in a Detroit neighborhood Monday afternoon, setting at least two houses on fire. Witnesses said construction workers at the scene helped pull two people out of the wreckage of the aircraft.

The man and woman were taken to a hospital, where they were in serious condition, said Detroit Fire Commissioner Tyrone Scott.

Police said nobody on the ground was injured.

The roof of one house was completely burned away, and another house was damaged by fire. The mangled remains of the two-engine Piper Aztec plane rested on the ground across the street from one of the homes.

Lakisha Roberts, 29, was in the kitchen cooking with her 1-year-old son when she heard the plane hit her brand-new house. “I just heard a boom, then I (saw) all the fire in the yard and I just started running,” she said.

The Red Cross was offering the family temporary shelter.

A small plane also crashed into the roof of a suburban Atlanta house Monday. Authorities said no one was injured.


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