Small plane crashes into house in San Jose, injuring 3

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A small Cessna 172 airplane crashed into a San Jose home Sunday afternoon. (KGO-TV)

A small Cessna 172 airplane crashed into a San Jose home Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say it started having problems almost immediately after takeoff from Reid Hillview Airport around 3 p.m. The plane crashed into the garage of a home on Evelyn Avenue.



Witnesses described hearing what sounded like a lawnmower. They saw the plane flying very low and it appeared the pilot was struggling to control the aircraft.

Three people were inside the plane. They all survived but were badly injured. They were taken to area hospitals.


Thirteen people live inside the home that was hit, including young children. None of the residents was injured. They are displaced while police and the FAA investigate. The Red Cross is helping them find a place to stay.

Firefighters say it appears the plane suffered some sort of system failure.

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