Marietta, Ga. -- Police and firefighters work the scene of a plane that crashed into a home off Vistawood Lane in Marietta Friday, March 24, 2017. SPECIAL/Daniel Varnado

Pilot killed after plane crashes near Cobb County house

A pilot was killed Friday after his small plane crashed near a Cobb County home, fire officials confirmed. The crash happened about 7:20 p.m. on the 100 block of Vistawood Drive in Marietta. 

The crash site is about 5 minutes from Kennesaw State University’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium and Town Center at Cobb.

A Cessna Citation I aircraft went down just three miles east of Cobb County International Airport/McCollum Field, FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen. The plane was coming from Wilmington, Delaware and was enroute  to Fulton County Airport. 

Cessna Citation I can hold up to six passengers and two pilots. There is also a one-pilot version. 

Flames from the crash spread to the home causing it to catch on fire, according to Channel 2 Action News. The homeowners were at church during the crash. Their identities were not released. 

All lanes were blocked near Bells Ferry Road and Rock Bridge roads, Channel 2 Action News reported. Smoke was reportedly seen from Kennesaw State University. 

The National Transportation Safety  Board is investigating the cause of the crash. 

No other details were released. 

The pilot’s identity was not released. 

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