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'Oh My God': Snapchat User Captures Reaction To Ohio Plane Crash

| by Jared Keever
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Nine people are believed to have been killed Nov. 10 when a private charter jet clipped electrical lines and crashed into an Akron, Ohio, apartment building. 

The owner of the plane, Augusto Lewkowicz, told the Akron Beacon Journal the plane had nine people on board. Authorities would not confirm the number of passengers that evening, but said there were no survivors of the crash. 

Nobody was believed to have been in the apartment building, and there were no injuries or deaths reported on the ground, according to NBC News. 

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“Obviously, the situation could have been worse, granted, if anybody was home,” Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Haymaker told NBC.

The Federal Aviation Administration stated the plane, a Hawker H25, was on its final approach into Akron Fulton International Airport when it crashed into the building around 3 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be heading up an investigation into the crash. 

Roberta Porter told WJW News she was driving down the street when the plane went down.

“A plane just dropped out of the sky,” Porter said. “It was about 50 feet in front of me. It veered to the left and then right into the duplex. And then it was a massive explosion and flames instantly.”

Paige McVeigh was in a building nearby recording a Snapchat video for a friend when the plane erupted in flames. 

“Oh my God!” she shouts in the video after a green light flashes through the room. 

McVeigh, using her Twitter account @paigeey_kinns15, shared the video with WJW. Her tweet was also featured in the NBC report.

Sources: Akron Beacon Journal, NBC News, WJW News, Paige McVeigh/Twitter / Photo credit: WJW News