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Man who lived at crash site shares experience


Frank Sojka has lived on Iowa street near the South Bend airport for over 50 years.  This past Sunday was a day he won't soon forget.

"I got up and went to the living room, I could see the sky from the ceiling," says Sojka who is 84 years old.

Sojka's house was struck by the Beechcraft Premier 1 twin-jet plane, that crashed Sunday afternoon.  Though his was the first home hit by the plane, he incredibly did not sustain any injuries.

Sojka says he has never worried about a plane crashing into his home, though it has crossed his mind before.

Though other residents around the area are able to return to their homes, Sojka does not know when he will return to his.  Emergency personnel are going to try and get some of his personal possessions out of the home.  Sojka is currently staying with family.

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