A plane crashed into a residential area in a South Dakota neighborhood on Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25). The accident has left two people killed inside the aircraft, authorities have confirmed.
During a news conference Wednesday morning, Sioux Falls Police Capt. Loren McManus said that the plane crashed in Sioux Falls at approx. 5 p.m. sparking a fire. Residents in four homes had to evacuate when the tragic incident occurred.
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Loren said the two people died in the plane crash were inside the aircraft adding that no one else was injured. The victims have not been identified.
According to the officials, some residents, who were in their homes, heard an unusual noise and saw a fire outside when the plane crashed.
According to photos and videos obtained, flames, which engulfed a backyard and part of a home, was extinguished within minutes. It caused some structural damage. At least two houses were damaged in the crash.
Resident Grace Chinn told the Argus Leader of Sioux Falls that she was with her family celebrating Christmas while the plane crashed in her backyard.
She told the newspaper, "We felt it more than heard it. It shook our whole house."
It's unknown if the residents in the four homes returned to their residence or not. Additionally, It's also unclear what caused the crash.
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