Three people have died after a small plane crashed into a house in Mississippi late Tuesday night.

Flames and black smoke billowed from the wreckage of the Piper PA-32 single-engine plane, and emergency services blockaded a street in the state's capital, Jackson.

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Three people have died in the crash


All three pilots were killed and one resident of the house managed to escape with minor injuries, reported WJTV-TV. It was unclear if there was anybody else inside the house at the time of the accident.

The plane had taken off from Hawkins Field Airport and was headed to Raymond, also in Mississippi for a Federal Aviation Administration safety conference, the Associate Press reported.

According to a police officer at the scene, the plane was sputtering immediately before it crashed, suggesting it may have been out of fuel. The cause of the crash will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA.

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  • Fire fighters begin to clean up site at a west Jackson, Miss., home where authorities say a small plane carrying three people crashed shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2012. The home's resident is believed to have escaped but authorities have not released names of plane's passengers. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • Unidentified friends of the pilot of a small plane that authorities say crashed into a west Jackson, Miss., home shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2012, hug each other as they await information as to the pilot and passengers. The home's resident is believed to have escaped but authorities have not released names of plane's passengers. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • The flashing blue lights of nearby police cars light onlookers trying to capture the scene where authorities say a small plane carrying three people crashed into a home in Jackson, Miss. shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis) NO SALES

  • Fire fighters re-enter a west Jackson, Miss., home where authorities say a small plane carrying three people crashed shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2012. The home's resident is believed to have escaped but authorities have not released names of plane's passengers. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  • Flames and smoke billow from a home in west Jackson, Miss., Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 2012, after authorities say a small plane carrying three people crashed into the residence shortly after 5 p.m. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis) NO SALES

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