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Small plane hits house in Columbus, Ind.

COLUMBUS, Ind., July 25 (UPI) —

Two men were injured Thursday morning when their small plane crashed into a house in Columbus, Ind.

Hiroko Nakai, 51, who rents the house with her husband, told The Indianapolis Star she was on the other side of the house doing laundry when the plane hit at about 9 a.m. CDT. She said she felt the impact, although she did not hear it over the noise of her washer, and then saw flames when she went outside.

"I was very surprised," she said.

Authorities said Gerald Clayton and Dennis King, both Columbus residents, had just taken off from Columbus Regional Airport. They were transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis, where they were reported to be in serious condition.

The plane, a Glastar GS-1, was built from a kit and registered to Clayton, authorities said. Friends said he is an experienced pilot who is involved with experimental planes.

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