“The turbine engine and the small plane landed about 13 feet from my home’s back wall,” le dijo a CNN.
Aerial images captured by CNN affiliate KHOU showed the plane in a neighbor’s backyard with a smashed wing, which had torn through a fence. Houston firefighters could be seen dousing flames in the gazebo.
In photos taken by Gonzalez, the plane can be seen looking largely intact with a charred turbine engine.
Inicialmente, authorities would not allow Gonzalez into his home, which lost electricity, water and gas after the crash, él dijo. Once police let him and his wife enter for their belongings, they discovered the damage caused by the plane.
“My fence, the patio and all the lawn chairs are damaged,” él dijo, adding a neighbor’s whirlpool spa was “completely burned.”
The National Transportation Safety Board will oversee the investigation and will provide additional updates, the FFA said.