Colorado small plane wreckage
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Pilot unhurt after plane crashes into Colorado house

6 May 2014 Last updated at 05:47 BST

The pilot of a small plane that crashed into an unoccupied home in Colorado escaped relatively unhurt and attempted to put out the fire with a garden hose.

The aircraft was on its way to tow a banner for an insurance company over a baseball game when its engine apparently malfunctioned.

After impact, the pilot got out of the cockpit and tried to put out the fire before burning fuel forced him away.

He suffered minor injuries from the crash, while the plane was destroyed.

Wendy Urquhart reports.