Two people die when their plane crashes into a forest near Boston

A small plane crashed in a wooded area north of Boston, in the town of Woburn, killing two people, near a residential area

Two people died when the small plane they were traveling in crashed into a forest near Boston.

The light plane landed in Woburn, Mass., At around 11:00 am Saturday, killing the 65-year-old pilot, Dr. Michael Graver and his wife, Jodi Cohen, 52.

The neighbors who lived in the quiet city described hearing an explosion that sounded like the end of the world, then a big fire.

A small plane crashed in a wooded area north of Boston, in the town of Woburn, killing two people, near a residential area

A small plane crashed in a wooded area north of Boston, in the town of Woburn, killing two people, near a residential area

One resident said that his son called him and told him that a plane "fell from the sky". There was then an explosion.

"It's a miracle that no one on the ground has been injured," Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin said at a news conference.

Galvin confirmed the death of the two people who were traveling on the plane.

The first to respond said there was a big fire when the first firefighters arrived on the scene according to WCVB.

FAA says the two-seat plane was a Columbia Aircraft LC41 (file photo)

FAA says the two-seat plane was a Columbia Aircraft LC41 (file photo)

FAA says the two-seat plane was a Columbia Aircraft LC41 (file photo)

Donna Landino, who lives across the street from where the accident happened, was cleaning her house when she heard a loud bang. She thought that a car had crashed in her house.

"I left, and there was a plane between two houses with an explosion," Landino told WBUR.

Another man named Miguel described hearing the accident before Woburn Advocate.

"Then there was nothing, just silence," he said. & # 39; Then boom & # 39;

He said he saw black smoke rising and several fires on the ground along with a wheel and part of the fuselage.

"We were calling, but there was no response," he said. "It is very difficult to see a loss of lives."

It was not immediately clear where the plane took off.

The FAA identified the aircraft as Columbia Aircraft LC41.

The National Transportation Safety Council is investigating the circumstances of the accident.

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