Forensic investigators arrived at the scene of the crash just before 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Authorities said there was no mayday or distress call made before the plane crashed Tuesday afternoon.
As part of the recovery effort, a specialized team removed the bodies from the site. FAA investigators worked alongside the NTSB to sift through the wreckage, gathering the plane's voice recorder and then recreating the minutes leading up to the crash. That includes communications with air traffic control and the weather conditions at the time of the crash.
Akron Mayor Jeff Fusco released a statement Wednesday.
I, on behalf of the City and its residents, want to publicly thank those safety officials who responded to yesterday’s tragic plane crash in Ellet. We particularly want to recognize the members of the Akron Fire Department, the Akron Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol who arrived on the scene so quickly and worked so diligently to contain what might have been an even greater tragedy.
We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of this crash and ask the community to join us in remembering them in our thoughts and prayers. We also want to acknowledge the trauma and loss experienced by our local residents whose homes were affected and those who witnessed this terrible event. We urge everyone who observed the crash or was otherwise affected to take advantage of the support and counseling services being offered by the American Red Cross.
We are standing by to assist the National Transportation Safety Board and other authorities as they begin their investigation and will provide our full support to the community of Ellet during the coming days as it strives to recover from this heartbreaking event.
Nine bodies were found in the wreckage of a plane crash in Akron Tuesday.
The small twin-engine plane crashed into power lines, then a four-unit apartment building near Mogadore Road and Skelton Road, causing the building and an adjacent building to catch fire. The plane landed in an embankment. No one on the plane survived the crash.