A teenager messing around on Snapchat inadvertently captured the moment a plane crashed into the house next door
Nine people were killed when the small plane they were travelling in clipped electrical and telephone wires before hitting the house and being engulfed in flames.
Paige McVeigh was recording a video on the Snapchat app when the crash happened.
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The teenager is seen making faces and pouting for the camera when a bright light flashes at her window and the loud noise of an engine then an explosion.
McVeigh is seen covering her mouth in shock and exclaiming “Oh my god!” before getting to her feet as the video cuts out.
The jet, a Hawker H25, crashed on its approach to Akron Fulton International Airport in Ohio around 3pm local time yesterday.
Seven passenger and two crew were on board.
The Akron Fire Department said no one on the ground or in the building was injured.
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State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Bill Haymaker said that “due to the severity of the fire,” it was difficult to know why the plane came down.
“Obviously, the situation could have been worse, granted, if anybody was home,” he said.
America’s Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane was on its final approach when it crashed.
Quincy Vagell, a meteorologist for America’s The Weather Channel, said conditions were “poor, with low visibility and fog.”
“Outside of a controlled runway landing, getting a plane down safely in an emergency would have been a very tough task,” Vagell said.
Nearby resident Hannah McCune described what she saw.
”I heard a loud plane that sounded super low to the ground,” she said.
“Then I heard a big boom and looked up and saw a bunch of smoke and flames.”
Power lines brought down by the crash caused a power outage in the Tallmadge area to about 1,500 customers.