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Plane crashes into a home in Big Bear

January 30, 2011 | 11:51 am

A twin-engine Piper Comanche airplane crashed into the roof of a house Sunday morning after it took off from Big Bear Airport, injuring one person on the ground, according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

A person inside the house, on Mountain View Boulevard, was slightly injured from the crash, which was reported around 7:20 a.m., Gregor said.

The pilot was able to extract himself from the plane and was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries, Gregor added.

The name of the pilot and the victim were not released.

The twin-engine plane is registered to Tower General Contractors Inc., which is based out of the San Fernando Valley, according to the FAA registry. The cause of the crash, which is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA, is unknown.

-- Ruben Vives