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Small plane crashes near Akron middle school; 2 people taken to hospital

The aircraft went down in a parking lot not far from the Hyre Community Learning Center.

AKRON, Ohio — First responders are on scene after a small plane crashed in Akron's Ellet neighborhood Monday evening.

According to officials, the aircraft went down just after 7 p.m. in a parking lot on the 2800 block of Wedgewood Drive, not far from Hyre Community Learning Center. Two people—a male pilot and a female passenger—have been taken to the hospital in serious condition.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it is suspected the plane ran out of fuel. However, the crash is still under investigation.

This is a developing story and 3News has reporters in the area. Please stay tuned for updates as they become available.

Posted by Larry Bender on Monday, July 4, 2022

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