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Pilot crash-lands in yard, unhurt but done with hobby flying

January 12, 2018

WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a pilot flying solo to an Ohio airport lost power in his small aircraft and crash-landed in someone’s backyard but escaped injury.

Retiree Roger Keene was preparing to land at Wadsworth Municipal Airport west of Akron around midday Thursday when his small, single-engine plane lost power. The Litchfield man clipped some treetops and landed in a Wadsworth resident’s yard, coming to rest next to a pavilion.

No one was hurt.

Keene tells The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh) that he took up flying as a hobby and that after the crash-landing experience, he’s done with it.


Information from: The Chronicle-Telegram, http://www.chronicletelegram.com

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