Florida-bound plane crashes in rural Ohio, killing 2 people

April 16, 2018

The wreckage of a small crash is strewn about in a wooded area near County Road 401 between Tiverton and Spring Mountain, Monday, April 16, 2018, near Coshocton, Ohio. Authorities say the single-engine plane was headed to Florida when it crashed in rural Ohio, killing two people on board. (Leonard L. Hayhurst/The Tribune via AP)

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a single-engine plane headed to Florida has crashed in rural Ohio, killing two people on board.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the Beechcraft Bonanza went down Monday morning in a wooded area of Coshocton (kuh-SHAHK’-tuhn) County, roughly 60 miles (97 kilometers) northeast of Columbus.

Authorities were informed that the plane had disappeared from radar, and someone in the area spotted the wreckage hours later.

The aircraft was headed from Elyria (eh-LEER’-ee-uh) to DeLand, Florida, when it crashed.

Officials didn’t immediately share the identities of the people who died.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by authorities including the Federal Aviation Administration and local law enforcement.

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