Fox59 Exclusive: Columbus homeowner tours plane crash damage

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Thursday marked one week since a small, home built plane crashed into a Columbus home. For owner Scott Grant, it has been a very long week. Grant gave Fox59 an exclusive look inside the home the plane destroyed.

Grant, his wife and two daughters lived in the home for 14 years before renting it out.

Through the front door is the great room, where you can see utter destruction.

A small plane piloted by Gerald Clayton crashed into the rear portion of the home after reportedly experiencing engine failure on the morning of July 25.

After the crash, fire engulfed much of the home.

Clayton and passenger Dennis King were severely burned and were airlifted to Indianapolis.

Scott Grant said he is thankful no one died, including the woman who was inside the home but managed to escape. He is also grateful for those in the neighborhood who did what they could to help.

“People were just trying to help. There’s not an easy way to help, but when the plane hit, neighbors came to try and help, help the pilot, help the passenger, help the people that were living here,” said Grant.

Grant said the home will be demolished as soon as the paperwork goes through.

As of Thursday afternoon, King was listed in good condition and Clayton was listed in critical at Wishard Hospital.

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