The three fatalities are believed to be the pilot and two passengers, the sheriff’s office said.
The family of five who lives in the home made it out alive, but the house was engulfed in flames, the office said. The home is located in Lyon Township, about 40 miles west of Detroit.
Had the mother, father and three children stayed in the living room, it would have been a different story, WDIV reported.
The family’s cat died, according to WDIV.
Eric Mullen told WDIV that a plane crash has always been his worst fear living in that neighborhood, because plane are always flying overhead from the airport about half a mile away.
“I’ve got two siblings who are under 2 years old, and they were upstairs sleeping; they were taking naps … You worry like could this happen to us, because these plane fly low over here all the time,” another neighbor, Chase Southwick, told WDIV.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted about the crash, according to WDIV.