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Police: Pilot dead after plane crash in Wadsworth

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Credit: Randy White

WADSWORTH, Ohio — Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal plane crash that occurred Friday morning just south of Wadsworth. 

According to Sgt. Ray Santiago with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the plane is believed to have crashed into a pond in the area, killing 74-year-old pilot Peter Klapp, from Canton. 

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Santiago tells 3News that crews, including the Federal Aviation Administration, are on scene investigating the incident. Santiago held a brief press conference just after 2 p.m. with very limited details. 

3News reached out to the FAA Friday morning for additional details. 

You can watch the press conference again in the player below. 

3News crews were on scene Friday as well and were able to confirm a heavy police presence. 

No other information is available at this time. 

This is a developing story. Check back with 3News as we receive additional updates.


Editor's note: The video in the player above is from the stream on the scene of the plane crash in Wadsworth.