A plane crashed into two homes in Greenwood this afternoon and one person is dead, Mayor Mark Myers said.
At least three other people were injured in the accident, which happened at 2:19 p.m. on Patterson Street, which is just off Main Street across from the Valle Vista Golf Course. The Greenwood Municipal Airport is just north of the crash site.
The plane hit two homes in the first block of Patterson Street shortly after taking off from the airport, Mayor Mark Myers said. The aircraft had lost power during takeoff and witnesses at the airport saw it go down.
The plane was headed out of state for inspection, Greenwood Police Assistant Chief Matthew Fillenwarth said. It is unknown why it lost power.
A police officer and two bystanders worked to get the pilot and co-pilot out of the plane. They were able to get the co-pilot out of the plane, and then went back for the pilot.
But the plane was engulfed in flames, and they could not get the pilot out, Fillenwarth said.
One of the men helping injured his ankle and another was shocked by a down power line, but both injuries were minor, Fillenwarth said.
One person who was in the airplane was killed, and another was injured and was sent to the hospital, Myers said.
The plane was engulfed in flames after crashing into the house, and the fire was out by 3 p.m., Myers said.
The Federal Aviation Administration had been contacted and was coming to investigate.