Jet Crashes Into Neighborhood Killing Two

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (March 18, 2013)--Two of four people aboard a private jet that crashed in a northern Indiana neighborhood died, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Authorities say the Beechcraft Premier I twin-jet was on a flight from Oklahoma when it evidently developed mechanical trouble before it crashed late Sunday afternoon in South Bend, Ind., striking three homes and ending up lodged in one of them.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig in Oklahoma City said two people on the plane were killed.

Two others aboard were injured, as was one person on the ground, officials said.

Officials say none of the survivors suffered life-threatening injuries.

South Bend fire officials say they believe everyone connected with the damaged homes has been accounted for.

An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board arrived on the scene late Sunday.

Steven Davis, 60, who was the starting quarterback for Oklahoma's national championship teams in 1974 and 1975, was one of the two men killed when a small plane slammed into a house in northern Indiana, a University of Oklahoma official said later Monday.

St. Joseph County Coroner Randy Magdalinski identified the victims of Sunday's crash as Davis and 58-year-old Wesley Caves, both of Tulsa, Okla.

The OU official confirmed that Davis is a former Sooners star, but spoke on condition of anonymity because the school has not yet announced the death.

Davis went 32-1-1 as the Sooners' starter from 1973 to 1975 and started every game of Barry Switzer's first three seasons as head coach.

Caves owned the plane, but it was not immediately clear if Caves was piloting when the plane crashed in South Bend.

KWTX-TV News 10 6700 American Plaza Waco, Texas 76712 (254) 776-1330 Fax (254) 751-1088
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 198797601 -
Gray Television, Inc.