Multiple Fatalities in South Bend Plane Crash (With Photos & Video)

By Rachel Martin
By Kevin Kitt

March 17, 2013 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 8:55 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – There are multiple fatalities after a plane crashes in South Bend.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson says there were four people on board a private plane, and two were killed. Other reports indicate two people on the ground also died, and that the other two passengers on the plane along with one person on the ground were injured.

Currently, rescue crews are still looking for victims.

Reports say a private plane, believed to be a Learjet, crashed into three homes in a neighborhood near South Bend Regional Airport. The plane took off from Tulsa, Oklahoma and was due to land at South Bend Regional Airport.

Officials say the pilot radioed for help before the crash citing technical problems, and tried to land safely but failed.

Residents in the area were evacuated by bus. Officials are working to shut off gas in the neighborhood due to a possible gas leak.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the scene.

We'll continue to update this story as information becomes available.




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