THREE people are dead after a plane crashed into a house on Saturday night, but somehow the sleeping residents were miraculously unharmed.
Two men and a woman, all in their 30s, were killed when their light plane crashed into the Hermantown, Minnesota home, police said.
According to a press release, the Cessna 172 disappeared from radar just before midnight and first responders were able to locate the wreckage after the small plane struck the second floor of a house.
A large hole was left in the roof and side of the building and the plane eventually crashed in the back yard.
Shockingly, none of the home’s residents were injured.
“I don’t think we’ve dealt with that yet,” said homeowner Jason Hoffman. “It comes and goes, a bit of a shock.”
Hoffman said the plane crashed into his Brock One, missing where he and his wife slept by a few inches.
“Every time I think of those who have died, it’s heartbreaking,” he said.
“I found a flashlight and as soon as I turned on the flashlight I realized the house had no roof anymore so we started seeing some airplane parts that were in our bedroom.
“Thinking about all the ‘what ifs’ can be insane,” Hoffman added. “So, my wife and I, we just have to accept what happened and we’re lucky.”
The victims were identified as Tyler Fretland, 32, and siblings Alyssa Schmidt, 32, and Matthew Schmidt, 31.
Fretland was the site’s pilot, officials said.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash site.
Meanwhile, police are looking for six people after the dismembered body of a woman was found in two suitcases.
Also, a mother faces her worst nightmare after her young daughter drowns in a blown up spa while she is working.
Her six-year-old brother made the grim discovery.
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