A plane crashed in South Carolina missing narrowly a house of a student
A small plane crashed in South Carolina narrowly missing the house of a college student and his roommate.
The plane crashed into the backyard of the house where 21-year-old Charles Grondines, a student at the University of South Columbia on Wednesday. His roommate said he saw the plane flying directly toward their house before making what looked like an evasive maneuver.
"He's coming straight at us and then he turns last second and his wing clipped the roof of the house across from the street from us and then he kind of spun out into our back yard," Grondines continued.
"We hear this big rumble," he said. "There was no explosion initially, and my roommate who was actually outside, runs inside and said, 'A plane just crashed into our back yard!'"
RIGHT NOW: multiple @ColaFire crews are working with @ColumbiaPDSC on scene of a small plane crash on the 2900 block of Kennedy Street. Firefighters arrived to find one home on fire and the fire is now under control. 2900 block of Kennedy is closed at this time & S. Maple Street. pic.twitter.com/QIDRXahlRl— Columbia Fire (@ColaFire) January 13, 2021
"We didn't know what to do," Grondines said. Since they had not seen any fire, they decided to go back outside and help.
"And then it exploded," Grondines said. "If that second explosion had happened a little later it could have been really bad."
RIGHT NOW: @ColaFire & @ColumbiaPDSC are giving an update on this morning’s plane crash on Kennedy Street. The crash did cause one home to catch on fire. The occupant of the home did suffer a minor injury unrelated to the crash. The fire is now out. pic.twitter.com/bb2OzWl51r— Columbia Fire (@ColaFire) January 13, 2021