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911 Calls in Fatal Hanscom Plane Crash: 'Something Just Exploded'

All seven people—including Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz—aboard a private jet were killed Saturday night when it crashed on takeoff.

911 Calls in Fatal Hanscom Plane Crash: 'Something Just Exploded'
Police on Monday released dramatic 911 tapes on Saturday's fatal plane crash in Bedford.

"Something just exploded," a woman told a Bedford police dispatcher. "It was a big boom. It shook the house."


Authorities said a private Gulfstream IV jet crashed on takeoff at Hanscom Field Saturday night at about 9:40 p.m. All seven aboard— including Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz—were killed.

The names of the other victims haven't been released by authorities yet. Police could release that information at a press briefing scheduled for Monday at 5 p.m.

The jet was headed to Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey, authorities said.

The National Transportation Safety Board  has launched a probe into the crash.

A burning smell from the fire  could be detected as far as 20 miles away in parts of Boston.

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