At least one dead in plane crash near home in Columbia County

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LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCJB) -

Updated: 1.26.2020
A plane crashed into this house in Columbia County a little before 10 a.m. on Saturday.

There is one confirmed fatality, but officials say no one in the house was injured.

A nearby neighbor, Daniel Kosciow said, "I know my wife years ago would say one of these days one of those are going to crash here, and it finally happened."

Columbia County Sheriff's Office PIO Murray Smith said, "Well, shortly before 10 this morning we got several 911 calls from this neighborhood stating that there was a plane on fire near a home. Obviously first responders get there, they see that the plane is pretty much fully engulfed."

"I was on the computer and I just heard a big crash," Kosciow said. "I ran out the back door and saw all of the flames coming up over the fence in the back yard and I ran over and saw the plane on fire and it was just a fire, there was no chance."

The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will be the lead agencies on this and have more information in the future.

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The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is assisting the NTSB investigate a fatal plane crash that happened Saturday morning.

According to a Sheriff's Office spokesperson, a call came in around 10:00am Saturday morning about a fire in the Creekside subdivision, just off SW Sister's Welcome Road, near the Cannon Creek Airport. As more calls came in, however, it appeared the fire was due to a plane crash.

At least one person is dead in this crash, and there is no word yet about additional injuries or the extent of the damage to the home the plane crashed near.