A YOUNG boy walked away with just cuts to his head after a private plane crashed into his home, killing two men.
Wesley Caves, 58, and James Davis, 61, were among four people on the Beechcraft Premier I twin-engine jet when it lost control and clipped two houses before slamming into a third. The jet, owned by Caves, was flying from Tulsa, Oklahoma to South Bend, Indiana when it experienced mechanical problems during landing and snapped in half on impact. All three survivors were being treated in hospital. One is in serious condition and the other “fair”. But the child is believed to have escaped with just minor cuts.
Neighbour Stan Klaybor said: “(The) little boy was in the kitchen and he got nicked (on his forehead).” His wife Mary-Jane described the horror of watching the plane come down. She said: “I was looking out my picture window. The plane’s coming, and I go, ‘Wait a minute,’ and then, boom.“This one was coming straight at my house. I went, ‘Huh?’ and then there was a big crash, and all the insulation went flying,” she said. An investigation will take place into the cause of the crash.