Plane Crashes On Top of Occupied House in California

by Madison Miller
Photo by: Jeff Gritchen/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Something far from Santa’s sleigh crashed onto the top of an occupied California house on Wednesday. A small plane, which only had a pilot aboard, crashed into a home located in Auburn, California. This is a small city about 35 miles out of Sacramento. The plane crash happened at about 3 p.m.

Plane Crashes on Top of Small California Home

According to the New York Post, there were injuries following the sudden plane crash. The fire department rescued the pilot and he was rushed to the hospital in what is currently an unknown condition.

As for the family, they were in fact at home when the plane crashed onto their roof. Luckily, none of them were injured or required a trip to the emergency room. As for their home, it suffers extensive damages. The plane is seated right in the middle of the house and part of the wing is dangling over the edge of the roof. Parts of tree branches that were hit also hang all around.

As of right now, the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board is looking into the crash and what may have caused it.

Plane and Paraglider Collide

A horrifying incident took place just outside of Houston, Texas on Tuesday.

Two people were killed after a small plane collided with a paraglider. According to CNN, a single-engine Cessna 208 crashed into the paraglider. There was one person on the plane and one person riding on the paraglider. Two are confirmed as dead, but their identities are not released.

The National Transportation Safety Board as well as the Federal Aviation Administration are looking into this tragic incident. It’s unclear exactly how the two collided, but it was likely just a tragic accident up in the air.

Madagascar Boat Accident

Meanwhile, there was a horrific boat accident off the coast of northeastern Madagascar on Monday. News sites report that the incident killed a total of at least 83 people.

There have been 50 people rescued, but there are still five reported missing.

So, what exactly happened out in the water?

The cargo ship named “Francia” carrying 138 people was overloaded and was actually not authorized to be transporting people. Due to the excess weight, water flooded the engine and caused the boat to sink.

General Serge Gelle actually swam for about 12 hours to reach the shore. He was on the search helicopter that crashed at sea trying to locate survivors. The helicopter crashed due to extreme wind gusts. The search for survivors was put on hold Wednesday due to poor weather conditions but is set to continue today.

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina announced a national day of mourning on Thursday for the lives lost from this boat incident.