A privately owned jet experienced mechanical trouble and crashed into a northern Indiana neighborhood which resulted in multiple deaths. The jet is owned by 7700 Enterprises of Montana LLC and had taken off from Tulsa, Oklahoma (OK) and went down near South Bend Regional Airport in South Bend, Indiana (IN). According to authorities two people were killed in the crash but police have not released their identities. Several other people also suffered injuries and they were all rushed to South Bend Memorial Hospital. Of those injured two victims were on board the plane and one person was on the ground. According to a South Bend Memorial Hospital spokesperson one person is in serious condition, the other two are in fair condition. A neighbor who lives across the street from the crash scene stated the jet clipped the top of one house, heavily damaged a second, and finally came to rest against a third.
Here is a news video covering the jet crash in South Bend.
Elizabeth Isham Cory, an FAA spokeswoman said the pilot radioed the airport tower as he approached to signal he was having electrical problems. The plane made several approaches to land before it stalled, and fell into the neighborhood.
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