Pilots of crashed jet were warned of tough landing condition

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Posted: Nov 18, 2015 3:13 PM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says that just before a business jet crashed into an Akron apartment building, an instructor on another plane warned the pilots that weather conditions were barely suitable for landing.

Nine people on board the jet, including the two pilots, were killed when it crashed Nov. 10 less than two miles from Akron Fulton International Airport.

The NTSB report released Wednesday says the flight instructor radioed that his plane broke out of the cloud deck at the minimum altitude allowed for landing at the airport. The report says one of the jet's pilots thanked him for the update.

NTSB officials have said there were no distress calls from the jet's pilots before the crash.