Official: At Least Three Killed In Maryland Jet Crash

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) – A small, private jet has crashed into a house in Maryland’s Montgomery County, and a fire official says at least three people on board were killed.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer says preliminary information indicates at least three people were on board and didn’t survive the Monday crash into home in Gaithersburg, a Washington, D.C. suburb.

Piringer says the jet crashed into one home, setting it and two others on fire. He says crews have the fire under control and are searching for anyone who may have been in the homes.

An FAA spokesman says preliminary information shows the Embraer EMB-500/Phenom 100 twin-engine jet was on approach at the nearby Montgomery County Airpark. The National Transportation Safety Board is sending an investigator to the scene.

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