COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - Officials say two people traveling in a single-engine private plane were taken to the hospital Thursday morning after the plane crashed into a house in Columbus
The home is in the 2200 block of Broadmoor Lane. After the plane crashed, the house caught fire.
Officials say the pilot and passenger - Dennie King and Gerald Clayton - were taken to Columbus Regional Hospital. Both were listed in critical condition with severe burns. One of the men was airlifted to Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis. The other was taken by ambulance to Wishard. Both are Columbus residents.
One of the residents was inside the home when the plane crashed at 9:33 a.m. She was not injured. The home is owned by Tadashi M. Nakao.
The resident who was in the home told 24-Hour News 8 through a translator that she was in one of the bedrooms when the plane crashed. She said she heard glass breaking and had no idea what happened. She left the house and called her husband.
She and her husband have lived in Columbus for four years. Her husband was at work at the time of the crash. He works for Toyota.
Police blocked off Broadmoor Lane at Central Avenue, just a block from the home. That is on the north side of the city, south of Rocky Ford and east of Central Avenue. This area is two miles away from the airport.
WLFI's sister station WISH sent a crew to the scene of the crash. Check back at WLFI.com for updates.
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