1 year following deadly Akron plane crash

1-year anniversary of Akron plane crash

AKRON - Thursday marks one year since a charter plane crashed into an Akron apartment building, killing all on board.

The crash occurred Nov. 10, 2015 in Akron's Ellet neighborhood. The plane was destined for the Akron Fulton airport after its departure from Dayton.

The twin-engine plane, operated by ExecuFlight out of Florida, crashed into an apartment building just a few miles from the airport. No one on the ground was severely injured, but all nine people on board the flight were killed.

Last month, NTSB blamed a "litany of failures" for the crash, stating that "the flight crew, company and FAA inspectors fell short of their obligations in regard to safety."

NTSB claims that the plane was too heavy when it departed from Dayton because the pilots failed to provide an accurate passenger weight.

The two pilots are also accused of failing to use required checklists prior to landing, and used the wrong landing approach when nearing the airport.

A former ExecuFlight employee says the captain flying the plane claimed he didn't feel safe with his co-pilot, and that the company rigged records following the accident to show that the plans had been fixed.

ExecuFlight did not provide comment to WKYC.


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