Crews dismantle, remove crash debris from neighborhood

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Residents gathered on Patterson Street the morning after a plane crashed in their Greenwood neighborhood, watching as workers dismantled the single-engine airplane that hit two homes.

The cluster in the street had seen a blaze of fire Friday afternoon and heard the smash of the aircraft grazing one house and then crumpling in another home’s backyard.

During the weekend, they picked up metal plane parts from their yards, and put their arms around the mother of the pilot who died. They were in shock, stunned by a tragedy that had fallen from the sky, they said.

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