At least 9 reported dead after charter jet crashes in Akron

At least 9 reported dead after charter jet crashes in Akron


A private charter jet that crashed into an apartment building in Akron, Ohio, had nine people on board, all presumed
dead, according to published reports. There were no reports of deaths or injuries on the ground.
Augusto Lewkowicz, the owner and operator of the plane, told the Akron Beacon Journal that there were seven passengers and two crew members on board. He would not release the names pending notification of families.
The Hawker H25 business jet, which seats 10, was approaching Akron’s Fulton Airport, about four miles away, when it clipped power lines and plunged into the building, setting it ablaze.
According to the Beacon Journal, the flight was chartered by Execuflight and was on the sixth leg of a journey that originated Monday in Fort Lauderdale, with stops in St. Paul, Moline, Ill, St. Louis and Cincinnati that day and the non-commercial Dayton-Wright Brothers airport in Miamisburg, Ohio and Akron on Tuesday.
The crash occurred about 2:13 pm, according to Dayton International Airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes.