Wednesday 18 October 2017

Nine feared dead after plane crashes into US apartment building

A firefighter walks up a driveway as an apartment building burns in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, where authorities say a small business jet crashed. The plane burst into flames and disintegrated after impact. It was unclear how many people were on board.
A firefighter walks up a driveway as an apartment building burns in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, where authorities say a small business jet crashed. The plane burst into flames and disintegrated after impact. It was unclear how many people were on board.
Emergency personnel and electrical crews work at the scene where authorities say a small business jet crashed into an apartment building in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Investigators were trying to determine how many people were on the 10-seater jet, but they confirmed two deaths, said Lt. Sierjie Lash, an Akron fire department spokeswoman. AP Photo/Phil Long)
Firefighters work at the scene where authorities say a small business jet crashed into an apartment building in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Investigators were trying to determine how many people were on the 10-seater jet, but they confirmed two deaths, said Lt. Sierjie Lash, an Akron fire department spokeswoman

Nine people are feared dead after a small business jet crashed into an Ohio apartment building.

The authorities have confirmed two deaths but say they are not expecting any survivors after the crash in Akron.

The Akron fire department says investigators are trying to independently determine how many people were on the 10-seat plane when it went down.

Plane owner Augusto Lewkowicz says two pilots and seven passengers were on the flight from Dayton to Akron Fulton International Airport, two miles from where the crash happened.

Authorities say a mass-fatality team will begin working today 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.

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