Auburn residents were inside when plane crashed into home, injuring pilot

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The FAA identified the plane involved in Wednesday’s crash as a single-engine Cessna 172.

They did not release the pilot’s identity or say who the plane was registered to.

The FAA said the NTSB will lead the investigation into the crash.

Original story below:

AUBURN, Calif. (KTXL) — Auburn residents were inside their home when a plane crashed into it Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call about “suspicious circumstances” on Miracle Drive around 3 p.m. Deputies responded and saw that a plane had crashed into a home.

Photos of the scene show plane wreckage on top of the home.

The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the plane, was taken to the hospital, the sheriff’s office said. The extent of the pilot’s injuries is not known.

The residents of the home were uninjured, officials said.

Deputies said Wednesday afternoon that they would remain at the scene, which is a few miles east of Auburn Municipal Airport, until the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transporation Safety Board arrive to investigate.

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