A small plane crashed into an Atlanta-area house and burst into flames, killing the pilot and a woman in the house.

The husband of the woman who died was in the house at the time of the crash Friday, but managed to escape.

Capt. Tommy Rutledge of Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Service said the male pilot was alone in the twin-engine Cessna. The victims' identities weren't released.

Authorities responding to 911 calls shortly after 1 p.m. Friday found the house engulfed in flames. Rutledge says the two-story house was leveled.

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the plane took off from Gwinnett County Airport and was headed to Sparta, Tenn.

Fire crews were spraying water on the rubble several hours later to extinguish hot spots.

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