- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal safety officials say there were marginal visual meteorological conditions when a private jet crashed into a house in Maryland, killing six people.

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a preliminary investigation showed that the twin-engine jet was operating on an instrument flight rules flight plan.

The plane crashed into a house in Gaithersburg on Dec. 8, killing all three men aboard and a woman and her two young children in the house. Officials say the plane crashed about three-quarters of a mile short of runway 14 while approaching Montgomery County Airpark.

The NTSB says the plane took off from Horace Williams Airport in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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