A NINE-MONTH OLD baby girl is among the three killed when a plane crashed into homes near Salt Lake City, Utah.

The small plane was carrying six people when it smashed into a ball of fire at about 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon local time.

Witnesses described the horror as they heard screams and saw flames and and smoke coming from the crash in West Jordan – about 13 miles from Salt Lake City.

The pilot was among those killed, according to local reports.

West Jordan Police later confirmed a nine-month old baby girl and a woman also died.

A woman was rushed to hospital in critical condition, and a two-year-old boy is stable and a 12-year-old girl has since been released.

The victims were airlifted to hospital, said West Jordan Police Officer Jennifer Worthen.

Police have not confirmed the identities of the those killed, but Joe Murillo Jr said he was related to the people on the plane.

He told Fox 13: "It's terrible, it's terrible.

"I lost my mom and dad, and that's the only sister I've got. I hope I don't lose her."

The homeowner is believed to be an elderly woman and in a critical condition, according to KUTV.

Cell phone footage shows the Piper PA-32 plane on fire and plumes of smoke surrounding the home.

The woman filming the shocking scene can be heard saying she's worried about the homeowners.

She said: “I think a plane just crashed into their house. These are our neighbours.

“Sorry, I'm literally scared. I have to go downstairs and get our stuff together in case our house catches on fire.”

One home was destroyed and a total of three properties were damaged.

Jasson Soriano, another witness, described seeing the plane flying "super low" before the crash.

The teen told local news: "It was actually like rumbling, kind of. It was really low."

The plane had left South Valley Regional Airport.

West Jordan Mayor Dirk Burton said the crash happened in a tight-knit community.

He told Desert News: “So they know each other extremely well and they’re very close knit.

"So they were on top of it very quickly to go help out the residents that were affected.”

The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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