Ohio Plane Crash Kills Pennsylvania Man

by nph | July 1st, 2011

July 1, 2011

A Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, man is dead and an Ohio pilot is injured following a plane crash that occurred near Gustavus, Ohio, last Sunday afternoon.

According to a report by the Star Beacon, the victim was attending a family get-together that day at a private airfield in Trumbull County. The 1946 single-engine 8A Luscombe took off from the location around 3:00 PM, heading south. It then banked and made a 180 degree turn, flying north at low altitude.  Witnesses say they heard the engine stall and the aircraft began to fall. A wing caught the ground, forcing the plane to crash nose first and split open at the side.

The passenger, 30, was declared dead at the scene. He was the owner of a local ice cream shop, and is survived by his wife and daughters, a 2-year-old and 6-month-old twins. The pilot was transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio with non-life threatening injuries.

Both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) responded to the scene, along with local fire and police departments. The investigation is under way and is being led by the NTSB.

The Ohio Aviation Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy make it their mission to help clients who have been involved in an airplane crash. You may have the right to take action against those responsible and recover compensation for your loss.