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Marion Post Investigating Fatal Plane Crash in Marion County UPDATE


*UPDATE – November 4* - Marion Post investigating fatal plane crash in Marion County


The occupants of the Piper have been identified. The left front seat occupant was Hal E. Durbin, 71, Findlay, and the right front seat occupant was William J. David, 70, Bowling Green. The incident remains under investigation.


Marion Post investigating fatal plane crash in Marion County


MARION – The Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal plane crash that occurred today at approximately 11:30 a.m. in Pleasant Township.


The preliminary investigation show ed a Piper Cherokee Six crashed into a bean field, approximately nine miles southwest of the Marion Municipal Airport. The single-engine Piper sustained major damage and the two occupants suffered fatal injuries.


The names of the occupants are being withheld at this time, pending positive identification.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Coroner’s Office, Pleasant Township Fire Department, Battle Run Fire District, Fort Morrow Fire District, 1st Consolidated Fire District and the Federal Aviation Administration.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified and the incident remains under investigation.

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