2 dead in Harrison plane crash

HARRISON, OH( FOX19)-- The FAA/ NTSB will be on the scene investigating a plane crash that killed two people Friday evening.

Police say that a home built Steen Skybolt, Bi-plane took off from the Harrison Airport a short time after 8:00pm. According to witnesses, the plane began a steep climb near the end of the runway, then pitched to the left and nosedived. The aircraft crashed a quarter of a mile from the end of the runway near the Harrison High School bus garage.

The pilot, 47 year-old Raymond Robben of Guilford, Indiana and his passenger, 52-year-old Belinda Roy of Lawrenceburg, Indiana both died at the scene.

Police say there were many witnesses because there was a football scrimmage against McNicholas at the school. No bystanders were injured in this incident according to officials.

Harrison Police along with the Ohio State Patrol and the FAA are at the scene investigating the incident

FOX19 will update this story as new information becomes available.