A private airplane that crashed into a McKinney home had tried to land at a nearby airport before impact, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
The airplane "landed and bounced" and then "landed and bounced" before making a "go-around attempt" to land again at the Aero Country Airport, according to a NTSB report released Tuesday.
When the plane flew toward the right, it hit the roof of a storage facility and then crashed into the home, the report says.
The plane was a Piper-PA 28 Cherokee and crashed at about 5:10 p.m. May 23 into the home located on Black Bear Drive, about a quarter mile west of the airport, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement.
The plane had been on a local flight before trying to land, according to the FAA.
Jamilah Foster said she was in the kitchen and two of her children were in the living room when the plane crashed into the home.
"It felt like an explosion," Foster said.
The pilot and passenger were seriously injured in the crash, and a child in the home suffered minor injuries, the report says.
The airplane was destroyed, and the right wing's fuel tank was "breached" in the crash. The report says "about 13 gallons of fuel was recovered from the left wing fuel tank."
The plan was taken to a "secure facility for further examination," the report says.
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