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Small jet crashes in Akron
Plane on approach to Akron Fulton Airport goes down in a residential neighborhood on city's southeast side.
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL
and ANDREW MEYER


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Tim Rudell
 
Ohio State Highway Patrol Staff Lt. Bill Haymaker briefing the press on the latest on the plane crash.
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A jet on its way to Akron crashed within a couple of miles of the airport in Ellet. Officials say there were no survivors.  At a late afternoon briefing, Staff Lt. Bill Haymaker with the Ohio State Highway Patrol says the plane came down around three in the afternoon.
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“It actually clipped telephone wires or electrical wires to begin with, and then a house, and then an embankment, and then the debris and the fire extended on until an additional house.  It isn’t quite as damaged as the original house that was struck by the plane.”


Officials says the first house hit was completely destroyed by the fire.  They say nobody was home at the time of the crash and that nobody on the ground was injured.  

Authorities would not confirm the exact number of people on the plane, but the owner and operator told the Beacon Journal there were two pilots and seven passengers on board.  He said he would not identify who they were until their families had been identified.

 
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