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Sun, Feb 12, 2006

Glasair Impacts House In Northern CA, Pilot Killed

Other Injuries Unconfirmed

At least one person onboard an experimental aircraft was killed Sunday morning when the airplane plummeted into a Roseville, CA home. There are conflicting reports of further injuries, and possibly deaths, as well.

Witness Tom Kenyon told the Sacramento Bee the aircraft appeared to be performing "stunts" overhead when the pilot apparently lost control, sending the airplane spiraling into the home.

"The pilot appeared to be coming down low for some kind of maneuver that brought him to within 500 feet of the rooftops," Roseville Police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther told the Associated Press. "And then he appeared to lose control and crashed into one of the houses."

Gunther added the plane's pilot wasn't in communication with ATC at the time of the accident.

Rick Wurster, who lives near the accident site, told the AP he watched as the pilot attempted to do a figure eight.

"He couldn't pull up because he didn't have enough altitude," Wurster said. "I saw him do two spins and then go over the tree line. A second later, I heard two booms."

The house was destroyed in the ensuing fire. FAA operations officer Bruce Nelson told a San Francisco television station two people inside the home were also killed, although those reports have not been confirmed.

A neighboring home also caught on fire, but witnesses said the occupants of that home escaped injury.

The Bee reports the aircraft involved was a Glasair II (file photo of type, above) registered to a San Clemente, CA address.

Aero-News will bring you more details of this tragedy as they become available.

FMI: www.ntsb.gov

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