One person injured when plane crashes in Northwestern Ohio

associated Press Published:

EDON -- Authorities are investigating a single-engine plane crash in northwest Ohio that injured one person.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 46-year-old Samuel Santa-Rita of Edon was taking off in the plane from a private airfield Monday. During takeoff, the aircraft turned, lost altitude and crashed into a wooded area. The plane went down shortly after noon Monday in Edon in Williams County.

Santa-Rita was the only person in the plane. Officials say he suffered minor injuries and sought his own treatment.

The crash remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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