2 dead as business jet crashes into Ohio apartment building

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say at least two people have died in the crash of a small business jet into an apartment building in northeast Ohio.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Haymaker says the 10-seater Hawker H25 jet clipped a utility wire on the way down Tuesday afternoon and crashed into a small apartment building, which was destroyed by a subsequent fire. The plane then hit an embankment beyond the building, causing a nearby house to also burn.

A spokeswoman for the Akron fire department says authorities have confirmed two fatalities but they are still trying to determine how many people were on board.

The plane burst into flames and disintegrated.

Haymaker says no one was at home in the apartment building that was destroyed and there are no known injuries on the ground.