The pilot reported electrical problems shortly after 4 p.m. The plane briefly touched down about 4:25 p.m. and took off again, authorities said.
Federal investigators said the plane attempted to land a second time before crashing. The cockpit voice recorder was recovered from the plane.
The plane struck three houses, injuring resident Diana McKeown.
Part of the plane was lodged in McKeown's house. She was listed in fair condition Monday at the South Bend hospital, Scroope said.
Several hundred residents were evacuated from the neighborhood as the plane leaked jet fuel. Residents were allowed to return to their homes Monday.
According to the FAA's aircraft registration, Cave's plane is registered to 7700 Enterprises of Montana LLC out of Helena, Mont., which does business in Tulsa as DigiCut Systems and is owned by Caves.
The Associated Press
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