Two dead in Ohio after business jet crashes into building: media

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Fatal Jet Crash in Akron, Ohio

Two people died after a business jet crashed into an apartment building approaching an Akron, Ohio airport on Tuesday afternoon, according to local media and authorities.

Both the Federal Aviation Administration and local police confirmed a plane crash in Akron at around 3 p.m. local time (2000 GMT). The Cleveland Plain Dealer said that the pilot and co-pilot are dead, citing the Akron Fire Department.

It was not immediately known if there were other injuries in the crash.

FAA investigators were on their way to the accident, which involved a Hawker H25 business jet, and the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation, according to FAA Spokesman Tony Molinaro.

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The jet had been approaching the Akron Fulton Airport, Molinaro said.

The crash also started a fire and Akron-based utility FirstEnergy Corp said it caused power outage for 1,500 customers around the airport.

"It appears that the plane clipped a couple of lines," said Mark Durbin, a FirstEnergy spokesman.

(Reporting by Kim Palmer in Cleveland and Mary Wisniewski in Chicago, editing by G Crosse)

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Two dead in Ohio after business jet crashes into building: media
Firefighters work at the scene where authorities say a small business jet crashed into an apartment building in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Investigators were trying to determine how many people were on the 10-seater jet, but they confirmed two deaths, said Lt. Sierjie Lash, an Akron fire department spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
A firefighter walks up a driveway as an apartment building burns in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, where authorities say a small business jet crashed. The plane burst into flames and disintegrated after impact. It was unclear how many people were on board. (Scott Ferrell via AP)
Emergency personnel and electrical crews work at the scene where authorities say a small business jet crashed into an apartment building in Akron, Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. Investigators were trying to determine how many people were on the 10-seater jet, but they confirmed two deaths, said Lt. Sierjie Lash, an Akron fire department spokeswoman. AP Photo/Phil Long)
Area police and firefighters work at the scene after a passenger jet crashed into a home on Mogadore Road while on a short approach to Akron-Fulton Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal/TNS via Getty Images)
Area police and firefighters work at the scene after a passenger jet crashed into a home on Mogadore Road while on a short approach to Akron-Fulton Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal/TNS via Getty Images)
Area police and firefighters work at the scene after a passenger jet crashed into a home on Mogadore Road while on a short approach to Akron-Fulton Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal/TNS via Getty Images)
Area police and firefighters work at the scene after a passenger jet crashed into a home on Mogadore Road while on a short approach to Akron-Fulton Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal/TNS via Getty Images)
Area police and firefighters work at the scene after a passenger jet crashed into a home on Mogadore Road while on a short approach to Akron-Fulton Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal/TNS via Getty Images)
Terry Ellis, left, takes photos of the aftermath when a passenger jet crashed into a home that he owns on Mogadore Road while on a short approach to Akron-Fulton Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal/TNS via Getty Images)
Firefighters from the Akron Fire Department work on the fire caused by a small passenger jet crashing into a home on Mogadore Road on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. All nine people aboard the plane were killed in the crash. No one was inside the home at the time of the crash. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS via Getty Images)
Shay Pickelsicker heard a small passenger jet approach and crash into a home on Mogadore Road on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. All nine people aboard the plane were killed in the crash. No one was inside the home at the time of the crash. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS via Getty Images)
Bystanders stand behind the police tape on Mogadore Road at the scene of a small passenger jet crash into a home on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. All nine people aboard the plane were killed in the crash. No one was inside the home at the time of the crash. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS via Getty Images)
Akron Police Chief James Nice, left, and Akron Mayor Jeff Fusco during a news conference at the scene of a small passenger jet crash into a home on Mogadore Road on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. All nine people aboard the plane were killed in the crash. No one was inside the home at the time of the crash. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal/TNS via Getty Images)
Staff Lt. Bill Haymaker, center, of the Ohio Highway Patrol leads a news conference at the scene of a small passenger jet crash into a home on Mogadore Road on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Akron, Ohio. All nine people aboard the plane were killed in the crash. No one was inside the home at the time of the crash. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
City of Akron, Ohio, fire and rescue workers continue the recovery process at the site of Tuesday's jet plane crash in Akron, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Haymaker, the plane crashed as it was attempting to land at Akron Fulton Airport. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
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