Jet crash site now grim attraction for dozens of curious visitors

SOUTH BEND -- Unless you live on N. Iowa St. or know someone who does, there wasn't much reason to visit the quiet residential block where a corporate jet crashed over the weekend, killing two.

But now that the road is reopened and you can stand on the sidewalk in front of the damaged homes, a stream of visitors is descending on the neighborhood, cameras in hand, eager for a close-up look at the destruction.

“This is just like out of a Bruce Willis movie right here, it's crazy,” said Serge Romero, whose in-laws lived in one of the damaged homes.

Romero was one of dozens of people who made the trip to N. Iowa St. Tuesday night to peer into the crushed homes and take photos.

Even though the wreckage has been removed, the property is still under the authority of the National Transportation Safety Board and likely will be for at least a few more days.

They've fenced off the yards to make sure no one goes in there and a police officer keeps watch around the clock.

“It’s powerful to come see it in person,” said Romero in-between pictures, “it’s an eye-opener.”