A house burst into flames after a plane crashed in a residential area - killing the pilot and two passengers.
The pilot of the 1972 Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six, a single-prop plane that can seat up to six, asked air traffic control for permission to land minutes after taking off.
But the plane came down in a built-up district of Jackson, Mississippi, before it could make it to the runway.
One woman inside the house escaped injury by jumping out of a window, according to the Clarion-Ledger newspaper.
An inquiry has been launched to find out what caused the crash.