A Utah man crashed a small plane into his house early Monday and died, police said.
Duane Youd, 47, had been arrested Sunday for domestic violence at about 7:30 p.m., Payson police Sgt. Noemi Sandoval told the outlet. When Youd asked if he could go back to his home and pick up some belongings, he was escorted by an officer and left the home in his vehicle, police said.
According to KJZZ, police say Youd took a plane from the nearby Spanish Fork airport that same night and caused chaos and a fireball when he flew it directly into his home.
The plane belonged to the company he worked for, Sandoval said in a Deseret News report. The house was heavily damaged and the jet was destroyed by fire.
Just hours earlier, Youd had been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence after the couple made a decision to meet up to discuss their marital problems. The "experienced pilot" did not own the plane but had access to it, according to the Deseret News.
Duane Youd, from Utah, is believed to have stolen the propeller plane from his employer before embarking on an apparent suicide mission to kill his partner.
Investigators take photos at the scene of the plane crash.
It is also unknown if the child in the house is related to Mr Youd, Ms Sandoval said.
The crash happened at a home on East Canyon Road at 2:38 a.m. Monday, KTLA sister station KSTU reported.
Dramatic photos show the charred wreckage of the white plane which had disintegrated on impact.
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
Online court records show that Youd agreed last month to attend marriage and family counselling sessions for six months as part of a plea agreement following an April 8 domestic violence incident in which he was charged with disorderly conduct.
On Friday an employee stole a turboprop plane from Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle and flew it for more than an hour before dying in a crash on an island southwest of Tacoma.