Pilot dies after small plane crashes into backyard

2017-12-05 08:20


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Ravenna - Authorities say the pilot of a single-engine airplane is dead after it crashed into the deck and backyard of a house in the American state of Ohio.

Residents of the home discovered the wreckage Sunday evening in Shalersville Township, near Ravenna.

The residents weren't home when the plane crashed about 48km from Cleveland.

State Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott Louive said the debris indicated that the aircraft didn't descend at an angle but "dropped straight down". The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Authorities say the pilot may have crashed while returning to the nearby Portage County Regional Airport.

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