State Patrol: 1 Person Dies in Plane Crash at Madison County Airport< < Back to
Update 4:25 p.m.
LONDON, Ohio (AP) – State troopers say a single-engine plane attempting to land at a county airport in Ohio has crashed and the pilot has died.
The State Highway Patrol says 79-year-old Donald Apple, of Piqua (PIHK’-wah), was pronounced dead at the crash in a field just west of the Madison County Airport.
A patrol release says the single-engine Beechcraft crashed around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday as it was approaching a landing strip at the airport near London, which is roughly 30 miles southwest of Columbus.
The airport was closed to flights Wednesday morning while the investigation continued. Airport officials said it was expected to reopen later in the day.
The cause of the crash wasn’t known. The patrol says the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Traffic Safety Board are investigating.
LONDON, Ohio (AP) — State troopers say one person has died in a plane crash at a county airport in Ohio.
The State Highway Patrol says the crash was reported around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Madison County Airport near London, roughly 30 miles southwest of Columbus.
There were no immediate reports of any other injuries. A dispatcher with the patrol’s West Jefferson post said no other details on the crash were available.
The airport was closed to inbound and outbound flights as authorities continued their investigation.