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FSB director Alexander Bortnikov announced Tuesday, November 17, that a homemade explosive device had blown apart the aircraft and that it was now clear that it was a “terrorist” act.
The FSB later appealed to “Russian and international communities for cooperation in identifying the terrorists” and offered “50 million U.S. dollars” reward.
Two people have died, Akron police told WEWS-TV. It is assumed they were on board the plane as no one was injured inside the apartment building, and all the residents are accounted for, local officials said.
Nine people, two of whom are pilots, were confirmed to be onboard the plane, the aircraft’s owner told the Akron Beacon Journal.
The small jet, identified as a “Hawker H25B,” was on approach to Akron Fulton Airport when it clipped a residential building in the area of Mogadore and Skelton roads in eastern Akron, WJV in Cleveland quoted a FAA spokesman.
YEREVAN. – The Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations of Armenia established contact, on Sunday at 6:50pm, with Lieutenant Colonel Manshukin of the crisis management center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia.
Manshukin informed that a small plane and a helicopter had collided in mid-air for yet unknown reasons on August 8 at 9:16pm, and nearby a reservoir in the Moscow Oblast (province).
According to preliminary data, the pilot plus Armenians E., 8, and O., 10, Gelchyan as well as L., 25, and P., 26, Manukyan were in the aircraft.
The Ambassador of Armenian to Russia, Oleg Yesayan, has been informed about this incident.