Three of them were killed, including children, when a small plane went up in flames after crashing on a hill in rural Ohio
- A four-passenger single-engine plane crashed into Scioto County, Ohio at around 11 a.m. Friday, killing two adults and a child on board
- The 2015 Lancair Evolution plane was flying from Bellefontaine, Ohio, to Charleston, South Carolina, when it crashed 35 minutes after the flight
- Witnesses reported seeing the plane out of control and hearing explosions before smoke appeared over the hill
A small plane crashed into a hill in rural Ohio on Friday morning, killing all three people on board, including a child.
The private four-passenger, single-engine kit plane, identified as a 2015 Lancair Evolution, went down in Scioto County just after 11 a.m.
First responders who arrived at the scene found the burnt-out wreckage of the plane along Sheep Ranch Hollow. There were no survivors.
A four-passenger plane with single-engine kit crashed into this wooded area in Scioto County, Ohio at around 11 a.m. on Friday, killing two adults and a child on board.
The plane that crashed and went up in flames was a 2015 Lancair Evolution, similar to this one
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the plane took off from Bellefontaine, Ohio, bound for Charleston, South Carolina, reported NBC4i.
Data from FlightAware.com, the flight tracking website, indicates that the plane took off from Bellefontaine Regional Airport at 10:14 AM. About 35 minutes after its scheduled two-hour flight, the plane suddenly fell from the sky and burst into flames.
Witnesses reported seeing the plane out of control and hearing explosions.
Union Township Fire Chief Howell said WSAZ that the nearest house is 200 meters from where the plane came to a stop.
Due to the heavily forested terrain, firefighters had to use ATVs to reach the burning wreckage and use fire extinguishers instead of hoses to extinguish the flames.
This map from FlightAware.com shows the flight path of the plane from Bellefontaine, Ohio, to Charleston, South Carolina. The altitude graph shows the moment when the plane crashed 35 minutes after the flight
First responders who arrived on the scene found no survivors in the burned-out aircraft
Photographs of the scene showed smoke rising from the site of the crash on a hill in a wooded area about 10 miles northwest of Portsmouth, Ohio.
The victims were not named as of Friday afternoon. The bodies are sent to the local medical examiner for autopsies.