Investigators are on the scene in Akron, Ohio trying to figure out what caused a charter plane to crash into an apartment house.
Seven associates of a Florida real estate investment company were on the second day of a multicity Midwestern trip to look at property for potential shopping centers when their small jet crashed into an Ohio apartment house.
The crash killed all nine people that were on board.
The Tuesday afternoon crash in Akron — 2 miles from the small airport where the plane was to land — killed two executives and five employees from Pebb Enterprises, a Boca Raton-based company that specializes in shopping centers. The two pilots also were killed.
“Our hearts are broken this morning with the news of the tragic accident that took the lives of two principals and five employees of Pebb Enterprises,” said a statement on the company website Wednesday. “We are shocked and deeply saddened for the families, colleagues and friends of those who perished.”