Pilot rushed to hospital following plane crash in Placer County

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Sheriff’s officials confirmed a plane crash that hit the top of a home in Placer County on Wednesday afternoon, San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The pilot of the single-engine Cessna 172 plane sustained undisclosed wounds and was sent to the hospital for treatment.

A report of “suspicious circumstances” reached Placer County sheriff’s officials who responded on the 3000 block of Miracle Drive in Auburn at around 3:00 in the afternoon.

Authorities said they saw a plane on top of a home.

According to a statement of Aviation Administration officials, the pilot was the only person inside the aircraft, which crashed near Auburn Municipal Airport.

The injured pilot was provided with first aid by the officials with Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer before he was sent to a hospital.

Authorities have not released any updates on the pilot’s condition yet.

Sheriff’s officials said homeowners of the residence where the plane crashed onto were unharmed.

The sheriff’s office shared a photo on Twitter showing the aircraft’s tail hanging off the side of the home. Around it were broken branches of a tree.

Authorities said that the scene of the crash was secured by sheriff’s deputies before the investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Deadly crashes or “crashes that result in serious injuries and crashes where the airplane is substantially damaged” are commonly being investigated by the NTSB authorities.