SALT LAKE CITY — A small plane crashed Wednesday in a Utah neighborhood but appears to have narrowly avoided hitting any townhomes.

Images from a KSL-TV helicopter show smoke coming from the plane in Roy. Debris from the plane could be seen on the roof of one home.

Video posted online from the scene shows wreckage on fire, with flames a few feet high topped by black smoke on a street with houses on both sides.

Messages left with police were not immediately returned.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said preliminary information shows the Cessna 310 crashed about 1/2 mile short of a runway. The cause was not immediately known and there was no information on injuries.

Roy is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Salt Lake City.

The crash occurred near a small airport in Ogden in an area that has seen other plane crashes in recent years.

A small plane crashed near Roy in November after hitting a billboard. Two people on board, a commercial pilot and a student, were injured. The same plane had made an emergency landing on Interstate 15 in May 2018.

Another small plane made an emergency landing on a nearby state highway in September 2017. Neither of the two people aboard was seriously injured.

In July 2017, two couples on vacation were killed when their small plane crashed.

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