LEOMINSTER, Mass. — A small plane crashed into a sheet metal shop Friday, killing six of the seven people aboard and igniting a fireball that sent workers scrambling for safety, authorities said.
The crash killed a New York City real estate developer and his wife; two interior designers who were renovating the developer's vacation home; and the pilot and co-pilot. The couple's 13-year-old daughter was the only survivor.
All seven people who were working in the sheet metal plant escaped, though one worker suffered burns. He was treated at a hospital and released.
Kevin Bailey, a manager at a nearby automotive chemical manufacturing plant, said he heard the plane over the buzz of his plant's own machines.