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Three men miraculously survived a small plane crash in New York after the Cessna aircraft they were traveling in became tangled in power lines, bringing it to a halt only a few feet off the ground.

The dramatic sequence of events unfolded in Valley Stream late Sunday night after the plane ran out of fuel following a combined six failed attempts to land at Republic Airport in Farmingdale and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, police said. The trio onboard the plane were returning to the area after a trip to Niagara Falls and its pilot had become disoriented because of thick fog surrounding both runways, they added.

“We heard Armageddon,” Tim Andrews, a resident who lives nearby the crash site, told Fox5 NY. “I came out and I couldn’t believe what I saw.”

The plane came to a halt only a few feet from the ground.

The plane came to a halt only a few feet from the ground. (Fox5 NY)

Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, according to Newsday, identified the pilot as 27-year-old Dongl Kim, and his passengers as Hung Joo-Na, 29, and Jung Woo, 26.

First responders are reported to have found the men sitting on the side of the road when they arrived at the crash site, with a sprained finger being the worst injury suffered amongst the group.

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All three men on board the plane survived the crash, with one suffering a sprained finger, according to Fox5 NY.

All three men on board the plane survived the crash, with one suffering a sprained finger, according to Fox5 NY. (Fox5 NY)

“It would have smithereens if it had hit,” Cat Andrews, the wife of Tim Andrews, told Fox5 NY. “The wires held it up, I guess.”

As of Monday morning, the plane has been untangled from the power lines and crews were working to restore electricity to the neighborhood.

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One person has been killed and at least 15 are injured after an explosion and massive fire at a building in downtown Durham, North Carolina on Wednesday.

Plumes of smoke can be seen for miles and debris covers the busy street as firefighters work to secure the area where the blast took place after a construction worker drilled into the sidewalk and struck a two-inch gas line, police told ABC News.

Among those injured is a firefighter who was hospitalized in serious condition, police say, and a Dominion Energy worker.

The explosion, which took place near the Durham School of the Arts, was so severe that it blew out the windows of surrounding buildings, causing injuries such as deep cuts and head wounds to those inside, 58-year-old Jim Rogalski said.

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“It was terrifying,” he said. “The whole building shook. Things started falling — ceiling tiles, and structure and glass and debris. Lots and lots of dust. It was tough to see beyond 20 feet or so.”

The explosion reportedly took place just 15 minutes after his human resource’s manager emailed the company alerting employees that the fire department was investigating the smell of gas.

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The site of the explosion is the historic Studebaker Building, which was built in 1920 as a car dealership and auto parts store. It has since been leased out as an office space to the Prescient Company, an industrial construction firm.

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One person has been killed and at least 15 are injured after an explosion and massive fire at a building in downtown Durham, North Carolina on Wednesday.

Plumes of smoke can be seen for miles and debris covers the busy street as firefighters work to secure the area where the blast took place after a construction worker drilled into the sidewalk and struck a two-inch gas line, police told ABC News.

Among those injured is a firefighter who was hospitalized in serious condition, police say, and a Dominion Energy worker.

The explosion, which took place near the Durham School of the Arts, was so severe that it blew out the windows of surrounding buildings, causing injuries such as deep cuts and head wounds to those inside, 58-year-old Jim Rogalski said.

MASSIVE FIRE CAUSES EXPLOSION AT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN PARIS

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“It was terrifying,” he said. “The whole building shook. Things started falling — ceiling tiles, and structure and glass and debris. Lots and lots of dust. It was tough to see beyond 20 feet or so.”

The explosion reportedly took place just 15 minutes after his human resource’s manager emailed the company alerting employees that the fire department was investigating the smell of gas.

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The site of the explosion is the historic Studebaker Building, which was built in 1920 as a car dealership and auto parts store. It has since been leased out as an office space to the Prescient Company, an industrial construction firm.

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It may be April but winter’s icy grip remains firm across the central U.S., where a potential blockbuster storm is set to bring an onslaught of heavy snow and blizzard conditions through Friday.

Blizzard warnings are now in effect in 6 states, stretching from Colorado all the way up to Minnesota, according to Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean.

“This actually could be a historic storm for folks across these areas,” Dean said Wednesday on “FOX & friends.”

“We could see 6 to 12, to 24 inches of snow, winds in excess of 35, even 50 mph,” Dean added. “Travel is going to be impossible in some of these areas.”

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The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center said the storm system will move over the Rockies and into the Northern Plains by Wednesday night, bringing heavy and wet snow to the region.

Up to 2 feet of snow is possible in some spots across the Central U.S. from the major storm system.

Up to 2 feet of snow is possible in some spots across the Central U.S. from the major storm system. (Fox News)

“A swath of 1 to 2 feet of snow is forecast for the Central/Northern Plains and into Western Minnesota through Thursday evening, with locally higher amounts,” the NWS said.

Blizzard warning stretch across 6 states.

Blizzard warning stretch across 6 states. (Fox News)

The highest amount of snow is expected to fall across South Dakota, but the combination of snow and strong winds throughout the region will make traffic “difficult to impossible” as visibility drops to “near zero.”

There is also the potential for sleet and freezing rain with accumulating ice near the border of Iowa and Minnesota, which may lead to power outages and dangerous travel.

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The storm could be similar to last month’s “bomb cyclone” — an unusual weather phenomenon in which air pressure plummets at least 24 millibars in 24 hours and a storm strengthens explosively — that created devastating flooding across the Midwest.

While this latest storm may not intensify fast enough to that category, Colorado State Climatologist Russ Schumacher told the Associated Press it “will be near record intensity for April for this area.”

Besides heavy snow, there is the potential for severe thunderstorms in warmer areas across the Midwest, according to Dean.

Warm temperatures south of the massive blizzard may bring the threat of severe weather to the Midwest.

Warm temperatures south of the massive blizzard may bring the threat of severe weather to the Midwest. (Fox News)

The storm is also renewing fears of flooding to a part of the country where massive flooding over the past month has caused billions of dollars in damage.

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Nebraska is not expecting a repeat of the catastrophic flooding it experienced last month because the ground is no longer frozen and ice has melted from the rivers, though there might be localized flooding across the state, according to weather service meteorologist Van DeWald in Omaha. The biggest threat will remain along the already swollen Missouri River, he said.

The worst of the snow is expected late Wednesday into Thursday.

The worst of the snow is expected late Wednesday into Thursday. (Fox News)

“It’s really just going to exacerbate that flooding and prolong it,” he said. “We’re probably looking at that surge hitting those Missouri River areas in Nebraska and Iowa three to five days after the storm.”

In northwest Missouri’s Holt County, where the raging Missouri River ravaged roads and highways, Emergency Management Director Tom Bullock is urging residents to be prepared to get out if another surge of water arrives after this week’s storm.

“We don’t have any protection,” he told the AP. “Our levees are all broke.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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The impoverished Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is bracing for another major winter storm and renewed flooding that is forecast for a wide swath of the Plains and Midwest.

The National Weather Service says the storm moving east out of the northern Rockies Wednesday and Thursday will pack heavy snow and strong winds. It could be similar to last month’s “bomb cyclone” — an unusual weather phenomenon marked by a rapid drop in air pressure.

The storm brings the specter of renewed flooding to areas where massive flooding over the past month has caused billions of dollars in damage.

But weather service officials say rivers aren’t likely to rise as much as last month, when there was still snow on the frozen ground and ice on the waterways.

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Hundreds of residents in the county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael are losing housing vouchers that allowed them to stay at hotels in the aftermath of the Category 4 storm.

Around 250 households in Bay County, Florida, are facing eviction from hotels Tuesday since their vouchers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance program are ending.

The state of Florida has appealed the decision to end the vouchers and is asking for an extension of three more months.

Florida emergency management director Jared Moskowitz says denying the extension will increase the risk that residents will leave Bay County since there has been a shortage of housing in the six months since the storm blew ashore on the Florida Panhandle.

FEMA says the vouchers aren’t a long-term solution for residents.

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A Montana town evacuated for a wildfire one day has snow in the forecast two days later. Fire warnings have popped up across eastern Colorado. Areas that were paralyzed by blizzards and floods last month are getting ready for round two of a weather phenomenon known as a “bomb cyclone.”

Welcome to springtime in the Rockies and parts of the Great Plains.

Meteorologists say much of it is normal. But what is unusual is the second consecutive month for an inland bomb cyclone, which is a rapid drop in air pressure.

A March 13 bomb cyclone caused massive flooding and produced winds of between 96 and 110 mph.

A new one is expected to form this week over many of those same areas.

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Associated Press writers Seth Borenstein in Washington, D.C., and Dan Elliott in Denver contributed to this report.

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Tornadoes knocked down power lines and caused scattered damage across farms and a retail district early Monday in northeast Alabama, and forecasters said more bad weather was likely.

Photos shared on social media showed plants and other items thrown around the parking lot of a Walmart store in Guntersville, Alabama. Nearby stores had to close because of power outages.

High winds left trees tilted sideways and utility lines drooped toward the ground. Farm buildings and homes were damaged in rural Blount County, Alabama, where at least one person was reported injured.

The weather service said two twisters that spun out of the same storm system appeared responsible for the damage. An EF-1 tornado with winds of as much as 90 mph (145 kph) hit Blount County, and the EF-1 tornado that struck Guntersville was a little stronger with winds up to 100 mph.

The Storm Prediction Center says 26 million people were at a slight risk of being affected by severe storms in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.

Schools in DeKalb County, Alabama, and Northeast Alabama Community College delayed the start of classes due to the threat of severe weather. The weather service said several rounds of severe weather could move through the region.

It was the third day in a row of heavy storms for parts of the South.

Sunday night, a mobile home in Centreville in the southwest corner of Mississippi was destroyed, with Wilkinson County Emergency Management Director Mattie Powell telling WLBT-TV that four family members lost their possessions but were uninjured. Meteorologists have preliminarily identified the storm as a tornado. Weather may also have contributed to a traffic fatality Saturday near Ruleville, Mississippi.

In Louisiana, at least five homes plus cars and boats were damaged in the St. Amant community southeast of Baton Rouge on Sunday night. In northeastern Louisiana, Grambling State University and Morehouse Parish schools were closed Monday because of flash flooding.

Louisiana State Police said they were investigating whether heavy rain contributed to the death of a man killed when his car ran off a road and struck an abandoned house during a downpour on Sunday night. Troopers identified the victim as Daniel Brown, 22, of Reserve.

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The Latest on severe weather in the Southeast (all times local):

12:55 p.m.

The National Weather Service says a small tornado is responsible for destroying farm buildings and causing other damage in northeast Alabama.

The weather service says a team found damage from an EF-1 tornado with winds estimated at 90 mph (145 kph) after storms moved through Blount County early Monday.

A barn and other rural buildings were damaged or destroyed, and one person was reported hurt.

The weather service team is checking other damage that occurred elsewhere, and storms are still moving across the region.

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A strong storm moving across northeast Alabama knocked down power lines and caused scattered damage in a retail district and forecasters said more bad weather was on the way.

Photos shared on social media showed plants and other items thrown around the parking lot of a Walmart store in Guntersville, Alabama, during Monday’s storm. Nearby stores had to close because of power outages.

High winds left trees tilted sideways and utility lines drooped toward the ground. Farm buildings were damaged in rural Blount County, Alabama, where one person was reported injured.

The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings after radar indicated a possible twister. The weather service office in Huntsville said it was sending a team to determine whether a tornado caused damage.

The Storm Prediction Center says 26 million people were at a slight risk of severe storms in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.

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A high-speed chase in southern New Mexico ended in a crash that left 2 illegal immigrants dead on Saturday, officials said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release that Border Patrol agents from the El Paso sector were responding to a possible smuggling incident involving a minivan carrying 11 people around 8 p.m. on Highway 9 between Columbus and Santa Teresa, N.M. when the chase began.

After the driver failed to yield to emergency lights and sirens, the agency said Border Patrol agents deployed tire-deflation spikes on the roadway.

The minivan swerved to avoid the device but ended up rolling over and ejecting two people from the vehicle. Five other passengers inside the van were injured in the crash and were transported to an area hospital.

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The two people thrown from the minivan, both illegal immigrants, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to CBP.

The crash drew the response of Border Patrol emergency medical technicians and a U.S. Coast Guard medical team assigned to the Santa Teresa Station.

Authorities identified the driver as a 27-year-old man who is a U.S. citizen. Officials said that identifies of those deceased will be withheld pending notification of family members.

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The deadly crash in New Mexico was only the latest high-speed chase involving the Border Patrol and vehicles carrying people over the U.S. border illegally.

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In November, three people were killed and eight were injured after a high-speed chase in California involving a pickup truck that went over 100 mph before agents deployed a spike strip and the vehicle crashed off an interstate.

Another high-speed chase with the agency in June 2018 ended when an SUV carrying illegal immigrants crashed, ejecting 12 people — five of whom were killed — near the Texas-Mexico border. That chased also topped 100 mph, and the driver was also an American citizen.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

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