An aircraft crashed into a McKinney home near a small airport Thursday, injuring the two people who were on board, officials say.
The small, two-seat plane crashed about 5:15 p.m. into a house in the 200 block of Black Bear Drive. No one on the ground or in the home was injured, a McKinney Fire Department spokeswoman said.
Both people in the plane were taken to the hospital.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory said the aircraft is a Piper PA-28 Cherokee. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are sending investigators to the location.
The home is near the Aero Country Airport, a privately owned public-use airport in unincorporated Collin County, according to its website.
Cory said the plane crashed a quarter-mile from the airport, but it’s unclear whether it had left from the airport or was heading there.
A resident of the home, Jamillah Foster, said that she and her family were “just getting ready for dinner, the same old stuff we do every day” when they heard a loud crash outside.
“I came around the corner instantly,” Foster said. “It was kind of disorienting because I wasn’t expecting to see what I saw in my home and all the bricks all over the floor. It was just very scary. Thank God everybody was OK.”