Jet Crashes Into Indiana Neighborhood; Two Dead

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(Photo Courtesy: WSBT TV)

SOUTH BEND, Indiana- At least two people were killed and three others injured when a small jet airplane crashed into a residential area near the South Bend Regional Airport Sunday afternoon.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the jet may have possibly experiencing electrical problems.

The crash happened about 3:15 p.m. as the plane, which had taken off from a Tulsa, Okla., airport, made an approach to South Bend, said Elizabeth Isham Cory, an FAA spokeswoman.

The pilot radioed the airport tower as he was approaching the airport, signalling that he was having electrical problems, Cory said, adding that the pilot made multiple approaches to the airport, and the airplane stalled and fell, hitting at least one structure.

The Premier Jet, manufactured by Hawker Beechcraft Corp., is registered to a Montana company, according to federal aircraft registration records.

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