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BIDDEFORD | A couple whose home was destroyed when a plane crashed into it plans to rebuild on the same site.

Kim Myers said she and her husband, Steve, like the location in Biddeford. It’s less than a mile from an airport, and they always enjoyed watching planes fly overhead.

On Sunday night, a twin-engine Cessna clipped a tree and crashed into their roof. Mrs. Myers said the plane came right into the living room, where they would have been watching TV if they hadn’t been invited out to dinner.

The ensuing fire destroyed the house.

The National Transportation Safety Board said the pilot reported no problems to air traffic controllers before the crash.

The pilot is presumed dead. A body was taken to the state medical examiner for identification.


Woman dies after backroom cosmetic surgery

LAS VEGAS | A woman died after botched buttocks enhancement surgery in the backroom of a tile business by two Colombian nationals who were later arrested trying to board a plane back to that country, authorities said Monday.

Elena Caro, 42, of Las Vegas was pronounced dead Saturday at North Vista Hospital in North Las Vegas, the Clark County coroner’s office said. Her cause of death was not determined, pending toxicology tests and an investigation.

Ruben Dario Matallana-Galvas, 55, and Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez, 47, were arrested for investigation of murder late Saturday at McCarran International Airport, police said.

Mrs. Caro’s daughter, 17-year-old Janet Villalovos, told the Associated Press that she asked Mr. Matallana-Galvas to take care of her mother when she dropped her off for the procedure.

She said her mother had facial Botox injections a week earlier by the same people.

Police identified Mr. Matallana-Galvas as a doctor. However, the state had no information on file on him or Ms. Torres-Sanchez, said Douglas C. Cooper, executive director of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners.


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