No survivors after plane crashes into Akron, Ohio apartment building - officials

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A small airplane crashed into a residential area of Akron, Ohio. Many local residents are without power, and the building is on fire. All nine people onboard the plane are dead, Ohio State highway Patrol officials announced.

No one was injured inside the apartment building, and all the residents are accounted for, local officials said, according to WEWS.

Nine people, two of whom were pilots, were confirmed to be onboard the plane, the aircraft's owner told the Akron Beacon Journal.

The small jet, identified as a “Hawker H25B,” was on approach to Akron Fulton Airport when it clipped a residential building in the area of Mogadore and Skelton roads in eastern Akron, WJV in Cleveland quoted a FAA spokesman.

Ambulances and firefighters are on the site, local media report. The building is “engulfed in flames,” according to local officials, and the emergency crews are working to contain the fire.

The fire had spread to a second apartment building, before the emergency crews put it out, WEWS reported.

Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are on the way, and the investigation will be headed by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), according to WJW-TV.

Manufactured between 1983 and 2013, the small jet – officially known as Hawker 800 – has a crew of two and could carry up to 13 passengers.