Multiple fatalities after private jet crashes in US neighbourhood
SOUTH BEND, Indiana (AP) - A private jet apparently experiencing mechanical trouble crashed on Sunday in an Indiana neighbourhood, leaving multiple people dead after it hit three homes, becoming lodged in one of them, authorities and witnesses said.
The Beechcraft Premier I twin-jet had left Tulsa, Oklahoma's Riverside Airport and crashed near South Bend Regional Airport in northern Indiana, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig in Oklahoma City said.
"Fatalities have been confirmed at the scene," said Deputy St Joseph County Coroner Michael O'Connell. He would not say how many people are dead.
The plane is registered to 7700 Enterprises of Montana LLC in Helena, Montana.