Small 10-seat commuter plane crashes into Ohio car dealership
- A small plane crashed into an Ohio car dealership Tuesday morning
- The Beechcraft 90 plane was en route from Ohio to West Virginia
- Police are investigating the place at 1000 Pike Street in Marietta
- The plane can carry up to ten people, but it is unclear how many were on board
A small commuter plane that can carry up to 10 passengers crashed into an Ohio car dealership Tuesday morning.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol investigates the crash site of the Beechcraft 90 plane at 1000 Pike Street in Marietta. The plane, owned by Intel Management, was en route from Columbus, Ohio to Parkersburg, West Virginia before crashing at 7:00 a.m. about 20 minutes after takeoff.
The crash appears to be behind the GMC Summers Motor parking lot and Hensler’s County Market. Eight cars at the dealership were on fire and bystanders could see the remains of the plane.
“I literally just saw this plane crash,” Latoya Rashcelle wrote on Facebook along with a video from the crash site. “It went through the air… did a few somersaults and fell straight to the ground.”
It is not known how many people were on the plane.
A small plane crashed into an Ohio car dealership Tuesday morning. (Pictured: A man can be seen coming from around the fire
The crash appears to be behind a parking lot and Hensler’s County Market
A Beechcraft 90 aircraft en route to West Virigina crashed into the parking lot. Pictured: A plane similar to the one that crashed
Commuters are asked to avoid SR 7 between I-77 and Browns Road if the situation clears up. Officers and fire departments from Reno and Williamstown are at the scene of the accident.
Marietta has a population of about 13,385 people and is located in southeastern Ohio – about 105 miles from Columbus and above the West Virigina border.
The investigation is ongoing.
The plane was en route from Columbus, Ohio to Parkersburg, West Virginia
Officers and fire departments from Reno and Williamstown are at the scene of the accident. In the photo: firefighters trying to put out the fire