The horrific plane crash that occurred in Akron, Ohio, took the lives of nine people. However, none of the names of the nine Akron plane crash victims have been released, as reported by WKYC-TV.
The owner and operator of the crashed plane is named Augusto Lewkowicz. Augusto said he wouldn’t release the names of the seven passengers and two pilots who perished on the flight until the family members were notified, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Once those names are released, it will be determined if any of the passengers are from the Akron area.
“I owe responses to the family members first.”
The fatal plane crash happened at the corner of Mogadore and Skelton roads in Akron, and no one on the plane — which seats 10 — survived. On Wednesday, the site of the plane crash will be investigated.
The name of the company who chartered the plane is ExecuFlight — which describes itself as a “Private Jet Charter for Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach.” As of this writing, the ExecuFlight website is down, but the Google cache for photos of ExecuFlight jets are available, along with the cache for the ExecuFlight main page. The description on the ExecuFlight website describes the experience of the company.
“Need a well experienced and knowledgeable company to manage your aircraft asset with the utmost ease?
“Execuflight can meet and exceed your demands with 50+ years of combined experience in jet management and services. Wheth er you desire your aircraft to be available for public charter services or for your own personal use, Execuflight is the choice for you. We can guide you to make the right choice. Placing your aircraft for charter services may be a beneficial option however not always. We will explain the pros and the cons of either option. That is of a management only option or a management/charter option. If you have not purchased an aircraft yet, please consider us in helping you determine the right aircraft for you that will meet your demands. We will also assist in locating the best value available considering all criterias. Selecting the right aircraft is extremely important and should not be considered only by the cost of the asset but rather the direct operational expense of that asset as well your needs and the charter demand if you are considering charter revenue.
“Feel free to call us for free consultation. Ask For Danny Lewkowicz.”
As reported by FlightAware.com, the crashed Akron plane was a Raytheon Hawker 800 (twin-jet) — also known as a twin-engine Hawker H25 business jet. Photos of the type of jet can be seen on Flight Aware. The doomed jet was scheduled to leave Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport at 2:13 p.m. ET, and scheduled to land at the Akron Fulton International Airport at 2:49 p.m. ET. The short flight was scheduled to only last 36 minutes.
Although the names of the plane crash victims have yet to be released, authorities say that the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office will enact their mass-fatality plan for the recovery from the burned fuselage. It was 2:54 p.m. ET when the plane crashed in Akron, with witnesses reporting that the plane clipped electric wires that ended up knocking out the power to approximately 1,500 residents. There were reportedly no people on the ground injured.
The deaths from the plane crash in Akron have been confirmed, reports NBC News. Witnesses report hearing the plane’s engine go dead and then report hearing an explosion when the plane crashed. After the impact, the plane burst into flames and set other objects on fire on the ground.
(Scott Ferrell via AP)