Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


3 dead after plane crashes, setting US home ablaze

29 June 2015, 08:12

Washington - A small plane crashed into a US home on Sunday killing all three of the people on board, while the house's occupants escaped a devastating blaze that erupted immediately, officials said.

"The four occupants of the single-family home were able to get out of the building before it became fully engulfed in flames," the Massachusetts State Police said in a statement.

The plane crashed around 22:00 at a private residence in the town of Plainville, Massachusetts, some 56km southwest of Boston.

Also Read: Vietnam searches for 2 fighter pilots after jets disappear

"The three occupants of the plane were killed in the crash," said police, who did not disclose the victims' identities pending notification of their next-of-kin.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident, which involved a Beech A36 plane, it said on Twitter.

The Federal Aviation Administration said that the plane left Lancaster Airport in Pennsylvania and was headed to the Norwood Memorial Airport in Massachusetts when it crashed, according to The Boston Globe.

The Plainville Fire Department extinguished the blaze by around 8pm, police said.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...