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- Small plane crashes near Farmersville
Updated: Monday, 18 Jun 2012, 8:41 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 18 Jun 2012, 8:11 PM EDT
FARMERSVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) - A small plane crashed Monday afternoon near the intersection of Chicken Bristle and Swartzel Road near Farmersville, Ohio.
FAA Spokesman, Tony Molinaro, told 2 NEWS the small, single-engine Piper Cub was destroyed in the incident. The plane is registered in Ranger, Texas, manufactured in 1946.
Only the pilot was onboard the plane when it crashed. The plane hit some trees and flipped upside down.
"As far as I know, he was just flying across country and stopped at one of the local strips for no other reason than to socialize, I imagine. But as far as I know, he doesn't have any connections here on the ground. He just made friends as he came across," said Lt. Douglas Eck, Dayton Post Commander, Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The pilot took off from a private airfield that offers lessons. Neighbors say it's not unusual to see planes dipping and turning, practicing stunts.
"There's a gentleman over here that's got an airstrip and he flies over the parts all the time and does stunts and different acts. So it's an aerobatic type thing? Right," said Harold Nace, neighbor.
The FAA is now investigating. The pilot was taken to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. His name has not been released.