Small plane crashes into home, leaving two dead

Two people are dead and a third person is missing after a small plane crashed into a home in upstate New York on Saturday.

The Cessna 303 plunged into the residence at about 4:30 p.m. in the small town of Union Vale, about 15 miles from Poughkeepsie.

“I saw the house completely engulfed in flames,” neighbor Rick Plambeck told ABC News. “There was a woman in the house and she jumped out of the window onto a ladder with her dog and she told us that there was a man in the house, which was her father. But we didn’t know, or see him at all. The plane was in the back of the house, on the back porch.”

One of the three people on the plane was killed, and the other two were injured. One person in the home was killed, another was injured and the whereabouts of a third person was not known.

Two golden retriever puppies and a grown Newfoundland dog escaped the wreckage and fire.

The small plane had left nearby Sky Acres Airport in LaGrangeville and was headed to Republic Airport on East Farmingdale, Long Island.

The Cessna was dealing with engine trouble before it struck the side of the two-story house, according to state police Capt. Paul DeQuarto. An investigation is ongoing.

New York Daily News