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OSHP: Two people dead in Marion County plane crash

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Two people died following a plane crash Tuesday in Marion County.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a statement Tuesday that a plane crashed about nine miles southwest of the Marion Municipal Airport in a bean field in Pleasant Township. OHSP said troopers responded to the crash around 11:30 a.m.

In a statement Tuesday evening, OSHP said the plane sustained major damage and the two occupants suffered fatal injuries. OSHP said the identities of the victims are being withheld pending positive identification.

The plane was a Piper Cherokee Six aircraft. This model is a single-engine plane that seats six people.

The crash remains under investigation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

George Shillcock is a reporter for 89.7 NPR News. He joined the WOSU newsroom in April 2023 following three years as a reporter in Iowa with the USA Today Network.