Small plane crashes into Va. apartment building

2 injured when small plane crashes into northern Va. apartment building

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Small plane crashes into Va. apartment building
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This handout photo provided by the Virginia State Police shows a small plane crashed into the living room of an apartment in Herndon, Va., Friday, May 31, 2013. Capt. Willie Bailey with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue in Virginia says the plane ran out of fuel early Friday and crashed, injuring two people — one in the apartment and one in the Cessna 177B. The plane was headed from the Philadelphia area to Manassas Regional Airport. David Ventura, who lives in the apartment, tells WRC-TV he was awakened by the sound of the crash and shocked to discover a plane in his living room. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police)

HERNDON, Va. (AP) -- Virginia State Police say two people were taken to a hospital after a two-seat plane crashed into the living room of a third-story apartment outside Washington.

Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the plane crashed into the roof of the apartment building in Herndon, Va., early Friday after it had electrical problems and its engine cut off.

Geller says the men were taking infrared photographs for an aerial photography company. They were headed to Manassas from Philadelphia, but rerouted to Dulles when they ran low on fuel.

Geller says the pilot was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. A woman who was in the apartment was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Red Cross is helping nine adults, seven children and pets who had to leave the building.

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