Teen on Snapchat captures moment plane crashes into Ohio apartment complex

Posted at 4:43 PM, Nov 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-10 19:06:59-05

AKRON, Ohio — Two people were killed in a plane crash in Akron, Ohio on Tuesday, the Akron Fire Department has confirmed.

The Hawker H25 small jet was on approach to Akron Fulton Airport when it crashed into a building around 3 p.m., an FAA spokesman said. The crash happened in the area of Mogadore and Skelton roads, according to WJW.

Paige McVeigh was on Snapchat when the crash happened. She tweeted video that shows the moment the plane crashed into the apartment building.

McVeigh says the building consists of three buildings. The middle building was struck by the plane. According to McVeigh, no one was inside the apartments when the crash happened.

@fox8news I live in that apartment complex and I was snap chatting while the crash happened coincidently!— ¥PAIGE¥ (@paigeey_kinns15) November 10, 2015


The fire department told WJW it appears the pilot and co-pilot both died in the crash.

Employees at a nearby construction company said they heard a low-flying plane, then what sounded like a car hitting a telephone pole. When they went outside, they saw flames and black smoke.

Witnesses told WJW the plane clipped an apartment building before going down.

Within moments, fire trucks and ambulances were at the scene. Workers at the construction company ran down the street to try to help.

FAA investigators are on their way. The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation.