25-year-old pilot dies in Ohio plane crash

HARMONY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — A 25-year-old pilot died after crashing into a field in Ohio Sunday afternoon.

It happened around 4 p.m. about a mile north of I-70 at mile marker 61.

FAA records indicate it was a fixed wing single-engine plane that went down. The plane was listed as an experimental, amateur-built aircraft.

The aircraft is registered to a Ronald B. Spier of Springfield. 8News affiliate WDTN is working to confirm whether the man the plane is registered to is the victim.

Officials say no one witnessed the crash, however, drivers on I-70 saw the mangled plane in the field and called 911.


Some passersby jumped the fence to see if they could help the victim who died on impact, according to officials.

The plane took off from a nearby flying field, which is a small landing field for aircraft with short runways and more limited servicing facilities than an airport.

The FAA and the NTSB are expected to investigate the cause of the crash Monday.

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