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The Story Behind This Incredible Plane Crash Picture

"It could have been a whole lot worse."

In this frame grab from video provided by NBC4 Washington, the tail section of a small plane sticks out from the side of an apartment building after crashing into the complex early Friday, May 31, 2013, in Herndon, Va. Capt. Willie Bailey with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue in Virginia says the plane ran out of fuel early Friday and crashed, injuring several people. (Photo:AP/NBC4 Washington)

HERNDON, Va. (TheBlaze/AP) -- Two people were taken to a hospital Friday after a two-seat plane crashed into the living room of a third-story apartment outside Washington, D.C., according to Virginia State Police.

In this frame grab from video provided by NBC4 Washington, the tail section of a small plane sticks out from the side of an apartment building after crashing into the complex early Friday, May 31, 2013, in Herndon, Va. Capt. Willie Bailey with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue in Virginia says the plane ran out of fuel early Friday and crashed, injuring several people. (Photo:AP/NBC4 Washington)

Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the Cessna 177B crashed into the roof of the apartment building in Herndon, Virginia, early Friday after it had electrical problems and its engine cut off.

Geller says the men were taking infrared photographs for an aerial photography company. They were headed to Manassas from Philadelphia, but rerouted to Dulles when they ran low on fuel.

This handout photo provided by the Virginia State Police shows a small plane crashed into the living room of an apartment in Herndon, Va., Friday, May 31, 2013. Capt. Willie Bailey with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue in Virginia says the plane ran out of fuel early Friday and crashed, injuring two people one in the apartment and one in the Cessna 177B. The plane was headed from the Philadelphia area to Manassas Regional Airport. David Ventura, who lives in the apartment, tells WRC-TV he was awakened by the sound of the crash and shocked to discover a plane in his living room. (Photo: AP/Virginia State Police)

Geller says the pilot was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. A woman who was in the apartment was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A third person was reported by some outlets to have received some injuries in the event as well.

In this frame grab from video provided by NBC4 Washington, the tail section of a small plane sticks out from the side of an apartment building after crashing into the complex early Friday, May 31, 2013, in Herndon, Va. Capt. Willie Bailey with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue in Virginia says the plane ran out of fuel early Friday and crashed, injuring several people. (Photo: AP/NBC4 Washington)

The Red Cross is helping nine adults, seven children and pets who had to leave the building.

Check out this footage of the plane in the building:

 

NBC Washington reported a resident saying he was in shock from the event.

"You are shocked, you don't know what's going on," David Ventura said.

Captain Willie Bailey with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue told NBC Washington "it could have been a whole lot worse."

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