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Small plane crash in Sandusky County leaves pilot with serious injuries




Photo Credit: Ohio State Highway Patrol

Clyde, Ohio — A small plane crashed in a field about half a mile northeast of the Sandusky County Regional Airport on Saturday at approximately 12:57 p.m. The Ohio State Highway Patrol Fremont Post is currently investigating the incident.

The pilot of the plane, identified as 69-year-old Richard S. Hines, of Port Clinton, was flying a 1964 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee when he experienced engine problems and crashed while attempting to return to the airport.

Hines suffered serious injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center. However, he is currently in stable condition, according to OSHP.

The Fremont Post was aided on the scene by several agencies including the Clyde Fire Department, Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office, Clyde EMS, Sandusky County Life Squad 15, and Mercy Health Life Flight.

The FAA has been notified and the crash remains under investigation at this time.

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