March 17, 2013
An Indiana neighborhood has been evacuated after a private corporate jet crashed into multiple houses, spilling jet fuel all over the neighborhood.
The Federal Aviation Administration says two of four people aboard a jet that crashed in a northern Indiana neighborhood have died. Authorities say the private jet was apparently experiencing mechanical trouble when it crashed in South Bend. It struck three homes, becoming lodged in one of them. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig in Oklahoma City says two people on the plane were killed. A total of four people were aboard.
The crash occurred on the second landing attempt, in a neighborhood southwest of the airport, local station WNDU reported.
The plane reportedly hit up to three homes, and WSBT-TV said that at least three people were injured and taken to local hospitals.
A 1,000-foot perimeter has been established around the scene and almost 250 people have been evacuated, according to a spokesperson for the South Bend Police Department.
So far it is unclear how many people in total have been hurt because all of the houses have not yet been searched due to the leaking jet fuel.
Check back for more details on this developing story as they become available.