Akron plane crash: pilot Andre Bernier gives insight into the plane, approach path

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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.

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