Bizjet Crashes In South Bend Neighborhood (corrected)


Two people were killed when a Beech Premier 1 crashed into three houses in South Bend, Ind., Sunday evening. Reports say the pilot of the aircraft reported mechanical problems before the plane, which was on a flight from Tulsa to South Bend, clipped one house, plowed through a second and came to rest inside a third house. A small boy in one of the houses apparently escaped with a scratch on his head. Two others in the plane and another person on the ground were taken to hospital. The injured reportedly did not have life-threatening injuries.

The aircraft is registered to a Montana company and operated by a Tulsa business. The neighborhood had to be evacuated because of a gas leak. By late Sunday it appeared that not all the occupants of the houses had been accounted for.