XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – 2 News has learned from the National Transportation Safety Board that they will be moving the plane at 3 p.m. today to investigate.
An aircraft crashed at the Greene County Airport, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with 2 NEWS.
One person died in the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed with 2 NEWS. The investigation is now being handed over to the board by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, who was initially handling the investigation.
The coroner was called hours after the initial call came in – just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to The Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The plane was a Cirrus SR-22 that crashed while on approach to land at the airport, said Peter Knudson with the NTSB Office of Public Affairs. The pilot was the only person on board and was killed in the crash, he said.
The NTSB investigator is scheduled to arrive Wednesday afternoon. The Xenia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol told 2 NEWS Wednesday morning they have turned over the investigation to the NTSB and all information will come from that agency.
Weather conditions at the time of the crash were overcast, but were not enough to obstruct the view of a pilot, said Brian Davis, WDTN’s Chief Meteorologist.
The plane is at the end of the runway in an embankment, said 2 NEWS photographer Mike Burianek. Firefighters were working to gain access Tuesday evening, he said.
“I saw a low airplane going northbound around the airport going real low, making a wide left-hand turn. His left wing dipped and did a barrel roll into the trees,” said Terry, a witness, who did not want to give his last name.
The Federal Aviation Administration was on scene Tuesday evening along with fire and police crews.
There are currently no further details.
This is a developing story. 2 NEWS is working to bring you more information as we get it.
Officials investigated a crash at the Greene County Airport in October of 2014. A plane propeller struck an object, causing it to veer and crash off of the runway. Investigators of the crash said the pilot was taking part in a training program and was uninjured.