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From Janet DiGiacomo, CNN

(CNN) — At least two people were killed and three others injured Sunday when a small plane crashed in South Bend, Indiana, a police captain said.

The private jet hit two homes and possibly damaged a third, said Capt. Phillip Trent with the South Bend Police Department. It was not immediately clear whether those killed and injured were on the plane or in the homes.

Nearby houses were evacuated because of a subsequent gas leak, CNN affiliate WNDU reported. Video from the affiliate showed emergency personnel on scene. The plane was still stuck in what looked to be a one-story home.

Among those injured, two are in fair condition and one is in serious condition, according to Maggie Scroope, spokeswoman at Memorial Hospital of South Bend, where the injured are being treated.

The plane’s pilot radioed for help after experiencing problems with the technical equipment, WNDU reported, adding that a landing attempt failed.

The plane departed from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was inbound to South Bend Regional Airport, WNDU said.

The affiliate reported that the National Transportation Safety Board is expected to arrive Sunday night to investigate the crash.