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US: Plane Crash On House Leaves Three Dead

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.