Owner says 9 aboard plane that crashed in Ohio
AKRON, OH.- The owner of a small business jet that crashed into a northeast Ohio apartment building says there were nine people aboard. Authorities have confirmed two deaths but say they're not expecting any survivors.
The Akron fire department says investigators are trying to independently determine how many people were on the 10-seat plane when it went down Tuesday.
Plane owner Augusto Lewkowicz says two pilots and seven passengers were on the flight from Dayton to Akron Fulton International Airport, 2 miles from where the crash happened.
Authorities say a mass-fatality team will begin working Wednesday morning to sift through the wreckage and recover bodies. Inspectors from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are due at the scene.
Witnesses say they heard explosions when the plane hit. Carrie Willis lives several blocks away and says she heard a big bang and her couch shook.