Small plane crashes into house near Cincinnati, killing pilot

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CINCINNATI– A plane crashed into a backyard in Hamilton County Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot.

Fire officials said the Piper Twin hit a remodeled extension of a house on Rollymeade Avenue in Madeira shortly after 3 p.m. It was on fire when emergency crews arrived.

Everyone in the home has been located, including two dogs. Authorities weren’t certain if anyone besides the pilot was in the twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo, which seats up to six.

The plane was being used to take photos in the area and was en route to Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport.

Madeira is about 11 miles outside of Cincinnati.

The Federal Aviation Administration says federal investigators are responding and that the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge.

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