Pilot killed when small plane crashes in southwestern Ohio

The Associated Press - March 19, 2020 12:07 pm

HARLAN, Ohio (AP) — The pilot of a small plane was killed when it crashed in a rural area of southwestern Ohio.

Authorities say 42-year-old Elio Abiakel, of Mason, was the only person aboard the Piper Cherokee Arrow plane when the aircraft went down late Wednesday in a field in Harlan Township in Warren County.

Emergency responders initially could not locate the crash site, and they eventually had to use all-terrain vehicles to navigate the difficult terrain and reach the scene.

The plane had departed from Oklahoma and was due to land at the Clermont County Airport in Batavia. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.


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