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Small Jet Crashes in Akron


City of Akron Press Release
Published: 11-10-2015

Small Jet Crashes in Akron

            Akron, Ohio (November 10, 2015) - A Hawker H25 small jet crashed into an apartment building located at the corner of Mogadore and Skelton Roads in Akron Tuesday afternoon.  Additional buildings in the area were also affected. 

The Akron Police Department and Akron Fire Department have responded to the scene, along with the Ohio State Patrol, which has primary jurisdiction of all aircraft accidents in Ohio.  The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has also been contacted and is expected at the scene. Details of the occupancy or ownership of the aircraft have not been confirmed at this time. 

Forces of the Akron Fire Department have worked to extinguish a massive fire created by the crash.  Agencies responding have begun an investigation into all circumstances of the crash. First Energy was also on the scene addressing power outages in the area.

Motorists traveling in East Akron may experience periodic closure of streets in the area of Mogadore and Skelton Roads.

Mayor Jeff Fusco, on behalf of the City, extends his thoughts and prayers to all involved, as the first responders work to address this situation. 

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