911 Caller: Hanscom crash looked like ‘atomic bomb’

Officials work near wreckage at the scene Monday, June 2, 2014, in Bedford, Mass., where a plane plunged down an embankment and erupted in flames during a takeoff attempt at Hanscom Field on Saturday night. Lewis Katz, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, and six other people died in the crash. (AP Photo/Boston Herald, Mark Garfinkel, Pool)

BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — The Bedford, Mass. Police Department Monday released some of the 911 calls that were made following Saturday’s deadly plane crash at Hanscom Air Force Base.

Seven people, including Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz, were killed when their Gulfstream jet raced past the runway, plunged down an embankment and erupted into flames.

Following the crash, calls flooded the local 9-1-1 center. Some callers described a loud explosion and ball of fire. Another said it looked like an atomic bomb went off, which a huge mushroom cloud going into the sky.

Listen to the 911 recordings below:

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