AKRON, OH - The National Transportation Safety Board has been contacted and is expected at the scene of a plane crash in Akron Tuesday afternoon. At least two people, the pilot and co-pilot, were killed in the crash, according to the Akron Fire Department says. At a press conference Tuesday evening, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said there were no survivors on the plane.
The plane, a Hawker H25 jet, holds 10 people, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol officer on scene. It was on approach to Akron Fulton Airport when it crashed into a building at about 3 p.m., an FAA spokesman said. According to Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards, it happened in the area of Mogadore and Skelton roads.
Fox 8 meteorologist Andre Bernier is also a licensed, instrument-rated pilot. He joined coverage of the plane crash to elaborate on the type of plane that crashed. He also explained how planes must land at Akron-Fulton Airport, which is a bit different from other area airports.
Listen to Andre's explanations, above. For continuing coverage on the crash, click here.