At 5:30 this morning I was awoken by a loud boom. The girls came rushing into our room because it scared them too. Brian calmed them down and told them it was only a back fire from a car. Then they went back to bed. I kept thinking that it sounded more like gun fire. 5-10 minutes later we heard sirens then I thought for sure it was a shooting! Brian was getting ready for meetings and when he was getting ready to leave I started hearing voices outside and didn't hear the garage door open. I got dressed and went down stairs as Brian came rushing back into the house. He pulled me outside and pointed to the roof of the house that was behind the house at the end of our cul de sac. This is what I saw!
He then proceeded to tell me that a helicopter crashed through the top of this house. We then walked around to the front of the house and this was the site! The amazing thing is from the other side you can see through the front door and there is a lamp in the window that is to the left of the door that is standing there like nothing happened!
That is the helicopter on the front lawn of the house across the street. All the white stuff is foam they used to put out the fire. Luckily the plane stopped before it went into the house! I heard later that the black box ended up behind the house!
This is the roof of the porch. They said the helicopter hit the back top of the house then crashed right down the middle of the house and out the front door. Now that is is 4 hours later they have it all taped off and you can't get as close as we could this morning. The fireman said they are just waiting for the house to colapse.
The family that lived in the house had 3 little kids under 9. They are all ok. The 2 people in the helicopter were not so lucky. When I go outside and realize exactly how close that house is to mine I am grateful that we were so blessed to have it not happen to our home. They had 3 bed rooms upstairs and only 2 were being slept in and the helicopter went through the one that nobody was in. Very sobering thought when I realize if that had been our house it would of gone right through Ben's room.
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