Small Plane Bound From Philadelphia Crashes Into Virginia Apartment Building

By Al Novack

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – An airplane originating out of Northeast Philadelphia Airport ran out of fuel over Herndon, Va. and crashed into an apartment building.

The pilot of the small, four-passenger plane tried to land at a local airport but never made it. Instead, the plane crashed through the roof and into the living room of an apartment unit inside a three-story building.

The two passengers were able to get out of the plane safely and even asked a man who was sleeping in an adjacent bedroom if he was okay.

Three people — the pilot, a passenger, and one resident — were checked out at a hospital for minor injuries.

Twenty residents of the building were evacuated as a precaution.

The plane was owned by an aerial photography company based in Vienna, Va.

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