GAITHERSBURG, Md. (TheBlaze/AP) -- Three residents of a house hit by a small, private jet were among six people killed in the crash in Maryland's Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Steve Lohr says three people were aboard the jet when it crashed Monday into the home in Gaithersburg, a Washington, D.C., suburb.
A firefighter stands outside a smoldering house where a small plane crashed in Gaithersburg, Md., Monday Dec. 8, 2014. A small, private jet has crashed into a house in Maryland's Montgomery County, and a fire official says at least three people on board were killed. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Authorities later confirmed that three people were in the home when the jet crashed and were killed. They did not immediately identify the residents but have said a family of five lives in the home, and that a man and a school-aged child were safe.
Property records and neighbors say two parents and three children, including a newborn and a toddler, lived in the home.
The National Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to investigate the crash.
The FAA released a statement on the crash:
This is preliminary information about an Embraer EMB-500/Phenom 100 twin-engine jet that crashed one mile north of the Montgomery County Airport, Gaithersburg, MD at 11am today. The aircraft was on approach to Runway 14 at the airport when the accident occurred. Please contact local authorities for information on passengers and the situation on the ground. The FAA will investigate. We will update this statement when new information is available.
Read the FAA registry of the plane:
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