Business jet crashes into Ohio building killing at least two

Published: Wednesday 11th November 2015 by The News Editor

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A small business jet crashed into an apartment building in Ohio, killing at least two people on board.

Investigators were trying to determine how many people were on the 10-seater Hawker H25 jet, but they confirmed two deaths, said Lieutenant Sierjie Lash, an Akron fire department spokeswoman.

No-one was inside the small brick apartment building or a neighbouring home that caught fire, she said.

The jet clipped a utility wire on the way down and burst into flames and disintegrated after impact, Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Bill Haymaker said.

The plane then hit an embankment beyond the apartment building, causing a nearby house to also burn, he said. There were no known injuries on the ground.

Witnesses reported hearing explosions when the plane hit.

“I heard a big bang, and my couch shook twice,” said Carrie Willis.

The front of the apartment building was destroyed.

Jesse Moon told WEWS-TV that he was close by when the plane went down in east Akron, and he ran over to the area.

“Everything was gone,” he said. “It looked like a bomb exploded.”

Published: Wednesday 11th November 2015 by The News Editor

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