Two adults and a nine-month-old baby girl were killed and three more passengers were injured when a small plane crashed into a backyard in a residential Utah neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
Video from the scene showed the house ablaze after the Piper PA-32 plane crashed into a resident’s backyard at 8691 S. 3789 West in West Jordan.
The West Jordan Police Department said that six people, three adults and three children, were aboard the plane when it went down.
The adult male pilot, an adult female and a nine-month-old baby were confirmed to have died.
JUST IN: Small plane carrying 6 people crashes into home in West Jordan, Utah; no word on casualties pic.twitter.com/fvrxXm2B91
The three surviving passengers were rushed to hospital.
An adult woman was reported to be in a critical condition, while a two-year-old boy is in stable condition.
A 12-year-old child has been released from the hospital after receiving treatment.
The owner of the home, an unidentified elderly woman who was inside at the time of the crash, sustained injuries and is also currently in critical condition.
Authorities said they are still reaching out to the victim’s next of kin and their identities will likely be released on Sunday.
Neighbors reportedly tried to rescue the injured homeowner from inside the residence but had to find another way in.
Cell phone footage taken by a frightened neighbor shows an enormous cloud of dark smoke billowing into the air.
An active inferno rages on as ambulance sirens, horrified witnesses and the crackle of the flames is heard.
‘I think a plane just crashed into their house,’ a woman says, ‘These are our neighbors,’
The woman’s voice shakes in fear as she apologizes for the unsteady camera.
‘Sorry, I’m literally scared. I have to go downstairs and get our stuff together in case our house catches on fire.’
New images from the scene of the deadly plane crash in West Jordan. Emilee Bond just sent me the – she lives a few houses down and was just allowed to go back home.
I’ve left the scene and @KyleHarveyOnTV will remain on the story for @KUTV2News at 10. pic.twitter.com/JQBiYi29zK
Desert News and KSL reports that several medical helicopters carried injured civilians from the scene to local hospitals.
A number of fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles were also at the scene.
The horrifying crash caused the home to catch fire, and a total of three homes were damaged in the incident.
It’s unclear what caused the plane crash, and whether it involved technical or human error.
The aircraft had taken off from the South Valley Regional Airport and went down just two miles away around 1:30pm.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are currently investigating.
The tail numbers of the aircraft will be publicly released once formally verified by investigators, said Allen Kenitzer, of the FAA Office of Communications.
Jasson Soriano captured this video moments after the plane crashed. He was outside playing when he heard the crash and turned around to see the smoke and flames. @KSL5TV pic.twitter.com/AvLdSmYQuk
Jasson Soriano, a 13-year-old who lives around the corner from the crash site, said he was standing in his front yard when he saw the plane flying ‘super low.’
Soriano said a plume of smoke suddenly appeared and ‘I saw the whole neighborhood come running out.’
West Jordan Mayor Dirk Burton said the plane crash happened in an established neighborhood, where several houses are owned by the original homeowners.
‘So they know each other extremely well and they’re very close knit. So they were on top of it very quickly to go help out the residents that were affected,’ he told Desert News.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board for details.