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Minor injuries reported after small plane crashes in Wayne County

Ohio State Highway Patrol and fire crews are at the scene.

ORRVILLE, Ohio -- Authorities are investigating after a small plane crashed near state Route 57 and Five Points Road Friday morning.

Two passengers inside the private plane suffered minor injuries. The passengers are local residents, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The plane crashed shortly after takeoff from a privately owned air field. Authorities believe the pilot was attempting to return the plane to ground to avoid striking powerlines when the plane ran out of runway space.

Amani Abraham, WKYC

The plane's landing gear snapped, causing it to overturn in a yard near a house.

Ohio State Highway Patrol and fire crews remain at the scene.

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