Two killed as jet crashes into US neighborhood


AP

SOUTH BEND, Indiana — A private jet apparently experiencing mechanical trouble crashed Sunday in an Indiana neighborhood, hitting three homes and killing two people aboard the plane, authorities said.

The crash injured two other people aboard the Beechcraft Premier I twin-jet and one person on the ground, South Bend Assistant Fire Chief John Corthier said late Sunday.

South Bend Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Maggie Scroope said one was in serious condition and two were in fair condition.

Corthier said officials believe everyone connected with the damaged homes had been accounted for and there were no known missing people.

The jet had left Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Riverside Airport and crashed late Sunday afternoon near South Bend Regional Airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig in Oklahoma City said.