Pilot killed after plane crashed into Madeira, Ohio home, officials say

(Source: Tim Brock)
(Source: Tim Brock)
Updated: Mar. 12, 2019 at 6:34 PM EDT
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At least one person is dead following a plane crash into a home in Madeira (video courtesy Dan Grefer)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - One person was killed when a plane crashed into a Madeira home Tuesday afternoon, according to Fire Chief Steve Ashbrock.

The crash happened near the Kenwood Country Club on Rollymeade Avenue around 3:20 p.m. The victim has been identified as 62-year-old David Sapp, the pilot.

Ashbrock said everyone that lives in the home is accounted for and safe, including two dogs.

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Posted by FOX19 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ashbrock said fire crews found the plane down in the backyard where it struck a remodeled extension of the house.

Witness Carter Waide said the plane crashed right in his backyard. He called 911 saying the entire front of the two-engine plane was missing.

The plane is registered to Marc Inc. of Brandon, MS.

Officials believe the plane was inbound to Lunken Airport, about 7 miles away, on a mission to take photographs of the area.

The FAA released the following statement:

"A multi-engine Piper Navajo (PA 31) aircraft crashed into a home earlier this afternoon (approximately 3:40 p.m. local time) near Madeira, OH.

Please contact local fire and rescue officials for information on the condition of the occupant or occupants.

FAA investigators are on their way to the crash site and the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. The NTSB will be in charge of the investigation.

The FAA and NTSB do not release names of pilots or passengers. We defer to local officials to release that information after relatives have been notified."

It is not clear what caused the plane to crash.

Marc. Inc is North America’s largest provider of specialized contract aircraft and flight crews for airborne GIS, survey and surveillance projects. According to their website, MARC provides the industry a modified fleet of Navajos, Navajo Chieftains and Merlin turbine aircraft, equipped and ready for deployment.

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