AKRON, Ohio – At least two people are dead after a plane crashed into a home in Akron, Ohio, USA, today at 2:54 pm. The two known fatalities were people inside the 10-passenger plane. Names have not yet been released.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Hawker H25 business jet was on approach to Akron Fulton International Airport when it crashed.
The Akron Fire Department said more than two people have died, but this is all that could be concretely confirmed so far. Ohio State Highway Patrol was not able to confirm if other people were onboard the plane at the time of the crash.
After the plane crashed into the home located at 3042 Mogadore Road near Skelton Road, it then smashed into an embankment. Debris from the crash caused a second home to catch fire. Nobody was home and no one was injured on the ground.
The plane struck power lines before it crashed, which caused a power outage to 1,500 customers in Tallmadge. As of the time of the filing of this article, power was restored to all but 135 homes.