UPDATE: Fatalities Reported In Indiana Private Jet Crash

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Authorities say two to four people were killed when the plane went down into a neighborhood.

An FAA spokesperson says the jet struck three homes, becoming lodged inside of one.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A coroner in South Bend, Ind. tells the Associated Press that there are fatalities following a plane crash Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say a Beechcraft Premier I twin-jet had taken off earlier in the day from Tulsa's Riverside Airport when it crashed Sunday afternoon near the South Bend Regional Airport. The private plane is register to 7700 Enterprises in Montana, which does business as DigiCut SystemS in Tulsa. The company makes window film and paint overlays for vehicles.

Fire officials say some victims were transported to area hospitals for treatment, but crew are still in rescue operation mode. The neighborhood where the plane went down was evacuated due to concerns over jet fuel.

Officials have not released the number of those killed or any identities. The FAA says "There was indication of a mechanical problem."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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