GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) -- A small plane has crashed into a house in Maryland's Montgomery County.

Fire and rescue crews at a home in Gaithersburg, Maryland following a plane crash (WJLA TV/YouTube)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer could not immediately say whether anyone was in the Gaithersburg house at the time of the Monday crash or how many people were injured or killed.

Piringer says the plane appears to seat between six and 10 people, and that it crashed into one home, setting it and two other homes on fire. He says crews have the fire under control and are conducting a search and rescue operation to find anyone who was in the three homes and the plane.

The crash happened less than 1 mile from the Montgomery County Airpark.

A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman says the agency is sending an investigator to the scene.


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