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One person killed after small plane crashes into home in D.C. suburb

One person, who was on the plane, was declared dead at the scene.
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One person was killed when a plane crashed into a home and carport in a Maryland suburb of Washington, authorities said.

The plane, a Grumman American AA-5A, crashed into a home and its attached carport in New Carrollton, in Prince George's County northeast of Washington, at around 3 p.m. Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Prince George's County Fire Department said in separate statements.

A small fire was started in the attic of the home, which was unoccupied. One person, who was on the plane, was declared dead at the scene.

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A plane crashed into two homes in New Carrollton, Maryland, on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019.NBC

"PGFD is responding for a reported plane into a house near Auburn and Chestnut Avenues in Lanham area. #PIO is on the way," Prince George's County fire spokesman Mark Brady tweeted Sunday afternoon.

The Grumman American AA-5A is an all-metal, four-seat, light aircraft used for touring and training.

The homes where the plane crashed caught fire, but the fire was mostly out, according to NBC Washington.

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Local crews were working to assess fuel runoff, according to NBC Washington. The FAA was en route to investigate.

It was not immediately clear how many people were aboard the plane. The area where the plane crashed is about 2 miles from the College Park Airport, where it took off.