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2 killed in plane crash in Seneca County

The victims were in a single-engine plane that crashed into a wooded area in Fostoria late Tuesday night, authorities tell WTOL 11 on the scene.

SENECA COUNTY, Ohio — Two men are dead after a plane crash in Fostoria late Tuesday night.

The crash occurred 2 miles east of Fostoria near Crestview Drive at 10:47 p.m. on Tuesday.

Seneca County Sheriff's Office and the Fostoria Police Department received a report of a plane crash near Crestview Drive.

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"We got a 911 call at the sheriff's office that a lady called and said she heard a loud boom and it sounded like a plane crashed behind her house," said Seneca County Sheriff Fred Stevens

Officers searched and located the crashed plane in a wooded area nearby. Two men were found dead at the scene of the crash.

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The pilot was identified as Shane Alan Halbrook, age 59, of Avon, Indiana. The co-pilot was identified as Michael D. Wright, age 51 of Casey, Illinois.

The plane was traveling from Illinois to Findlay. The plane was a Piper Saratoga, a single-engine plane.

NTSB responded to the scene to assist the Seneca County Sheriff's Office and OSHP.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.


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