The incident occurred on Sunday 18th September, when a small skydiving plane landed on top of a house located in Gilbert a town in Maricopa county, southeast of Phoenix, Arizona.
Single engine plane crashed into home. Firefighters fighting the fire and searching for victims. 400 block E Baylor pic.twitter.com/nbQAlkcBR9— Gilbert Fire Rescue (@GilbertFireDept) September 18, 2016
The plane had five people inside prior to the time of the crash, one pilot and four skydivers. All four of the skydivers managed to jump out of the plane uninjured before the plane crash landed. The pilot managed to escape alive the plane but suffered burns from the crash.
House fire: 400 block of E Baylor on-Aircraft crashed into house. pic.twitter.com/xo9rIj1wMJ— Gilbert Fire Rescue (@GilbertFireDept) September 18, 2016
The plane landed on the roof of a home located on the 400 block of East Baylor Lane. There was two resident inside the home during the crash, both of whom were uninjured after the plane crashed on their roof.
Plane crash update: Fire under control, working on hot spots. pic.twitter.com/MoQ13XGO7g— Gilbert Fire Rescue (@GilbertFireDept) September 18, 2016
Gilbert Fire Department was called out to the scene to tackle the blaze on top of the house. The pilot was taken to a local hospital to treat his burns.
Plane crash update: Homeowners are safe, pilot jumped from plane with parachute, found and transported with burns pic.twitter.com/GfjG7UpAoH— Gilbert Fire Rescue (@GilbertFireDept) September 18, 2016
The plane is believed to have come from the annual Constitution Fair, which celebrates the United States Constitution and amendments.