Small plane crashes in NE Ohio, killing 3 people

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Posted: Aug 09, 2011 9:38 PM
Small plane crashes in NE Ohio, killing 3 people

A small plane from Indiana has crashed in northeast Ohio, killing three people.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Holmes County sheriff say the Piper 23 was reported missing Monday night. The wreckage was discovered Tuesday morning not far from the Holmes County Airport near Millersburg, a village of about 3,500 residents.

Sheriff Tim Zimmerly says the plane was headed to Steubenville in eastern Ohio and apparently was diverted because of fog. He says the pilot and the woman and man flying with him died in the crash.

The sheriff says the plane apparently crashed between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 am. Monday in a wooded area a few hundred yards from the end of a runway.

Investigators have no information on what caused the crash.