VIDEO: Small Plane Crashes Into Home in Long Island, All Survive


The following is via ABC7NY:

A small plane crashed into the front lawn of a home on Long Island, and amazingly everyone walked away.

Officials say the crash occurred on Clarendon Drive in Valley Stream around 10:15 p.m. Sunday.

The three people who were on the plane were sitting on the curb across the street when police arrived on scene. One of the passengers suffered a sprained finger.

Officials say the passengers on the plane 29-year-old Hongjoo Na and 26-year-old Jumwoo Jung, were visiting from Korea. They spent some time at Niagara Falls and the pilot 27-year-old Dongil Kim of Queens was attempting to land at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, but missed the runway four times. They were then redirected to JFK Airport, where they missed the runway twice. The plane was reportedly low on fuel.

The plane then hit the rooftop of the church on the corner of Clarendon Road, and then got caught in overhead wires on 113 Clarendon Drive.

Officials say there were no injuries on the ground, and there is no structural damage to any houses. PSEG repaired the power pole and restored power to a dozen homes that had been affected.

The FAA released a statement saying,

“A Cessna 172 aircraft crashed into some power lines in a residential neighborhood approximately two mile northeast of John F. Kennedy International Airport in Valley Stream, NY at 10:19 p.m. Three people were on board. Contact local authorities for passenger information and medical conditions. The FAA will investigate.”