Four killed as plane crashes into house

August 5th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Washington, Aug 5 (Xinhua) Four people, including two children, were killed when a plane crashed into a house in the US state of Oregon, a media report said. The victims include two children from a family of six and two people on board the plane.

The family was vacationing at their seaside house in Oregon at the time of the incident. Other members of the family have been rescued, the authorities said.

According to Fox 12 TV channel, a single-engine plane hit a tree soon after it took off in northwest Oregon, and slammed into a seaside house in Gearhart, causing an explosion and fire.

Two people on board the plane, including the pilot, were killed on the spot, the report said.

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