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Authorities Release Name Of Pilot Killed In Athens County Plane Crash

Reported: Apr. 5, 2014 7:33 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 6, 2014 6:49 PM EDT
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ALBANY, Ohio (Kera Mashek) – Authorities have released the name of the pilot who died when his plane crashed last night in Athens County.

Charles Wagner, 73, of Glouster, Ohio, died when his single engine plane crashed near Ohio University's Gordon K. Bush airport.

Wagner was the only person on board the craft.

The Ohio Highway Patrol responded to the accident and a Federal Aviation Administration crash team has been called to help determine what caused the crash.




ALBANY, Ohio (Heath Harrison) -- One person has been killed in a small plane crash in Athens County, Ohio.

Crews were on the scene Saturday of the crash near the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Ohio Route 32 near Albany at about 6:35 p.m.

Police are advising people to avoid the area, near the Diamond Stone Quarry.

The Albany fire department has confirmed one fatality, who was declared dead at the scene. The victim’s name has not been released until family members are notified. There were no other occupants on the plane.

The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. A Federal Aviation Administration team has been dispatched to the scene.

Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene. Stay tuned for updates.

Photo: Athens County Public Information Officer Network



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