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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 5:40 pm

Fire chief: Plane crashes into Ohio home, killing pilot


Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a house in a suburban Cincinnati community, killing the pilot.

Emergency crews said no one was in the home at the time of the crash, and first responders got two dogs inside out safely. Authorities weren't certain whether anyone besides the pilot was in the twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo.

Madeira's fire chief, Steve Ashbrock, said the plane crashed into a family room at the back of the home, then went nose-first into the backyard.

The afternoon crash sent dark smoke billowing up in a neighborhood in Madeira, about 10 miles northeast of Cincinnati.

The Federal Aviation Administration said federal investigators are responding and the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge.