A plane crashed into the living room of a third-story apartment in Herndon, Va., apartment on Friday.
The plane was reportedly experiencing electrical problems when it was running low on fuel. The pilot contacted air traffic controllers and asked to land at Dulles International Airport instead of Manassas Regional Airport.
Two people were in the aircraft.
The small plane crashed into the apartment building shortly after. Three people suffered minor injuries. The injured accident victims are expected to recover.
David Ventura was inside of his apartment when he awoke to find a plane in his living room. Four adults and two children were sleeping in the apartment.
"You are shocked; you don't know what's going on," Ventura told NBC News.
Reports say that all Ventura heard was an explosion. He told News4's Megan McGrath when "he opened his bedroom door, two people and a plane were in his living room. He recalled one of the men saying, 'Is everyone OK here?'"
The pilot of the plane, William Larson, 61, of Vienna, was transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital. Larson's injuries were reported as serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Larson and his passenger Tache Alejandro work for the Vienna-based Aerial Photographers, LLC.
According to NBC News, Larson and Alejandro "had left from Northeast Philadelphia Airport and were taking infrared photographs from the air when their plane began experiencing electrical problems, according to Virginia State Police."
"It could have been a whole lot worse," told Captain Willie Bailey with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue to NBC News. "It's a blessing that no one got killed or any major injuries."
The plane was removed from the building around 7 a.m. Inspectors will be on scene to check the infrastructure due to the significant amount of damage to the exterior.
Bailey told NBC News the plane's lack of fuel may have prevented a fire from starting.
"Good thing it didn't have any [fuel] when it crashed into the living room, because we'd probably have a totally different scenario right now," Bailey said.
Officials are investigating the crash. Reports say the Red Cross is assisting nine adults, seven children and three dogs evacuated from the apartment building.