Small plane crashes into Connecticut house

Three people are counting themselves fortunate after a small plane crashed into a Connecticut home last evening.

Area police and fire departments respond late Monday evening, Aug. 17, to the site of a plane crash, in Groton, Connecticut. (Photo: Sarah Gordon/The Day via AP)

The plane was heading to a local airport when it crashed into the roof of a house in the Groton community, about three kilometres from the Groton-New London Airport, around 10:30 p.m.

The pilot, passenger and a man inside the house all escaped serious injury.

The pilot and passenger escaped the wreck on their own but were taken to hospital. Part of the single-story house’s roof was destroyed.

Residents of nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution by police although the craft did cause a fire.

Investigations are being carried out to determine the cause of the crash.