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Airplane crash kills 9 in Akron Ohio

By: Randall Sandoval

November 10, 2015,  a small jet crashed into an Ohio apartment house, killing all nine people on board. The crash Tuesday afternoon in Akron, 2 miles from the small airport where the jet was to land, killed two executives and five employees at Pebb Enterprises, a Boca Raton, Florida – based company that specializes in shopping centers. The two pilots also were killed. Another pilot who had just landed at the airport reported hearing no distress calls despite being on the same communications frequency as the aircraft that went down. The chartered plane left Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Monday and stopped in St. Paul, Minnesota; Moline, Illinois; and St. Louis before arriving in Cincinnati, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware. The plane departed from Cincinnati on Tuesday morning and stopped in Dayton before crashing on its approach to Akron Fulton International just before 3 p.m. The 10-seat Hawker H25 business jet clipped utility wires and crashed into the four-unit apartment building, sparking a fire that destroyed the building, Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Haymaker said. Nobody was home at any of the apartments. Some witnesses say that they heard a loud explosion and this one witness in particular saw the plane crash and burst into flames  “This plane just dropped out of the sky, veered and crashed into the apartment building, it’s scary to think that if she had been driving faster the plane might have clipped my car” Roberta Porter said.

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