NTSB says jet crashed into houses after bouncing off runway
Posted: 04/05/2013 at 10:27 am
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In this March 17, 2013 photo, the front end of a Hawker Beachcraft Premier jet sits in a room of a home on Iowa Street in South Bend, Ind. Federal investigators say former University of Oklahoma quarterback Steve Davis and friend Tulsa, Okla., businessman Wes Caves were the flight crew for the private jet that crashed into a northern Indiana neighborhood. Davis and Caves died Sunday when the plane†crashed into three houses near the South†Bend Regional Airport. The two passengers and a resident of one of the homes were injured. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Mike Hartman)
Portions of the jet is lifted by a crane before being put on a flatbed truck Tuesday March 19, 2013 from a home along Iowa Street in South Bend, Ind. The private jet crashed Sunday near the South Bend Regional Airport, killing two men on board, including former Oklahoma University quarterback Steve Davis. The jet from Sunday's crash was taken to a hangar in the South Bend Regional Airport for further investigation. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Greg Swiercz)
The findings are included in a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report released Friday on the March 17 crash in South Bend.
Former University of Oklahoma quarterback Steve Davis and Tulsa, Okla., businessman Wes Caves died when the jet they were piloting crashed. Three other people were injured.
The NTSB says the jet was descending to an airport runway when the pilot radioed that he had lost power and hydraulics. He tried to land with only the main landing gear extended.
Witnesses said the plane bounced several times on the runway before it climbed and then crashed into three homes in a nearby neighborhood.