Two killed in South Bend plane crash identified

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The two people killed after a small corporate jet crashed into homes in a South Bend, Ind. neighborhood Sunday have been identified.

The St. Joseph County coroner confirmed the two victims were the pilot, 58-year-old Wesley Caves, and former Oklahoma University quarterback and CBS commentator Steven Davis. Both men were from Tulsa, Okla.

According to Assistant Fire Chief John Corthier, the plane was attempting to circle back around to the city’s regional airport after a failed landing attempt when it crashed along Iowa Street.

Corthier said the pilot radioed for help and reported issues with the technical equipment.

Two other passengers in the plane were injured and hospitalized, as well as one other person who was injured on the ground.

Residents in the neighborhood, which has about 50 homes, were evacuated. They were allowed back inside their homes Monday to retrieve needed items.


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