A small plane crashed into the side of a New Hampshire home killing everyone on board, officials in the city of Keene said late Friday.
“There were no injuries at the multifamily building. Unfortunately those on the plane have perished,” the city said in a Facebook post.
Two people were on the aircraft, Mayor George Hansel said at a news conference on Saturday. Their names have not been released.
The aircraft crashed shortly after leaving the Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport. 911 calls came in around 6:50 p.m.
"I want to first and foremost express the city of Keene’s sympathies to the family members of those who passed away," Hansel said.
Scott Gauthier told NBC News affiliate NBC10 Boston that he heard a loud noise and he could feel the building shaking.
“The whole building shook and then my mother went out to check on what was going on and she started screaming, 'get out of the house.'"
He added that by the time he got out “you could feel the flames off the building.”
Officials said Saturday that eight people lived in the two-story building that had four apartment units. The crash caused "significant damage," a fire official told reporters.
Keene Police Capt. Steve Tenney told NBC10 Boston that he did not know why the plane came down.
Aerial footage showed heavy smoke at 9 p.m., more than two hours after the crash was reported, the station reported.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that it would investigate the incident along with the National Transportation Safety Board.
In a separate statement a spokesman said the aircraft was a single-engine Beechcraft Sierra.