OSHP: Single-engine plane crashes in Wayne County

CRESTON, OHIO - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-engine plane crash near Fulton Road where both the pilot and his passenger escaped with minor injuries.

Troopers were called about a plane crash Wednesday in a soybean field near the residence of 1646 Fulton Road.

Upon troopers' arrival, the plane was upside down in the field but the pilot and passenger were able to get out of the plane and go for help.

Troopers say that the pilot, Charles Marcum, 74, of Lorain, Ohio was  flying the Cherokee 140 single-engine plane and told troopers the engine stopped abruptly and he attempted to land in an open field.

After landing, the plane flipped over.

Marcum had minor injuries and was checked on scene by squad personnel, troopers said.

The passenger, Vance Mansfield, 29, also of Lorain, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The FAA was notified and on scene to investigate, troopers said.

Officers from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were on the scene, as well as Canaan Township Fire and EMS.

 


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