CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A small plane crashed into a yard Sunday morning, killing four people aboard and embedding its engine into a house, authorities said.
No injuries to people on the ground were reported. The victims' names were not immediately released.
The control tower at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport notified fire officials of a crash at 11:30 a.m., fire Capt. Rob Brisley said. It wasn't clear whether the single-engine Cessna, which crashed about three miles from the airport, was taking off or landing.
A second single-story brick home in the neighborhood also suffered structural damage, while the rest of the damage to a few homes was "very minor," Brisley said.
At least a half-dozen people were temporarily displaced, he said.
The crash initially cut power to about 40 homes but most had power restored by late afternoon, Brisley said