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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
At least 2 killed after plane crashes in residential area of Ohio
At least two people were killed after a small jet clipped an apartment building as it crashed in a residential section of Ohio on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
The Hawker 25 was on approach to Akron Fulton Airport when it crashed, an FAA spokesman said.
Investigators were trying to determine how many people were on the 10-seater Hawker H25 jet, but they confirmed two deaths, according to Lt. Sierjie Lash, an Akron fire department spokeswoman.
Nine people were on board at the time of the crash
Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Haymaker said the jet clipped a utility wire on the way down Tuesday afternoon and crashed into the building, which was destroyed by a subsequent fire. The plane then hit an embankment beyond the building, causing a nearby house to also burn.
The plane burst into flames and disintegrated after impact.
Haymaker said no one was at home in the building that was destroyed and there are no known injuries on the ground.
Witnesses reported hearing explosions when the plane hit.