Officials confirm 9 deaths in Ohio plane crash
AKRON - Officials have confirmed that nine people were killed when the business jet they were in crashed into a northeast Ohio apartment building.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Haymaker says Wednesday that two pilots and seven passengers were killed aboard the 10-seat Hawker H25 when it clipped utility wires and crashed into a four-unit apartment building Tuesday afternoon in Akron, sparking a fire that destroyed the building. Nobody was home at any of the apartments, and there were no other injuries.
Florida real-estate company Pebb Enterprises says in a statement that two of its executives and five employees were among the plane's passengers. No names have been released.
The jet took off from Dayton and planned to land at Akron Fulton International Airport, about 2 miles from where it crashed.