Occupants of 10-seater plane die when it hits Ohio house

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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AKRON, OH -- Authorities say the crash of a 10-seater small business jet into an apartment building in northeast Ohio has killed those aboard but they don't know how many people that was.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Haymaker says the jet clipped a utility wire on the way down Tuesday afternoon and crashed into the building, which was destroyed by a subsequent fire. The plane then hit an embankment beyond the building, causing a nearby house to also burn.

The plane burst into flames and disintegrated after impact.

Haymaker says no one was at home in the building that was destroyed and there are no known injuries on the ground.

Witnesses reported hearing explosions when the plane hit.

Photos posted on Twitter by ABC station, WEWS, in Cleveland show a fiery scene:

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