3 Kids Killed When Plane Crashes Into House

Parents of two out walking when death fell from the sky
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 5, 2008 4:12 AM CDT
A firefighter pauses while sifting through charred remains after a small plane crashed into an occupied vacation rental house in Gearhart, Ore., killing three children inside and two adults on board.   (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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(Newser) – Three children in an Oregon vacation home were killed early yesterday morning when a small plane crashed into the house. The pilot and passenger in the single-engine aircraft were also killed, reports the Portland Oregonian. Parents of two of the children, ages 8 and 12, were out walking when the crash occurred.

A mother and her son and daugher were also found severely burned in the house, which two families had rented for a holiday stay. "The whole house was engulfed," said a neighbor. "The fire was going straight up."