Authorities ID pilot killed in Warren County plane crash

OSP identifies pilot in plane crash
Updated: Mar. 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT
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HARLAN TWP., Ohio (FOX19) - A 42-year-old pilot from Mason died in a plane crash in the northern Cincinnati suburbs overnight, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The small plane, a Piper Cherokee Arrow, went down in a wooded, rural area off the 8800 block of Morrow-Rossburg Road near State Route 132 at 10:47 p.m. Wednesday, patrol officials said in news release.

Elio Abiakel was the only occupant on board and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred so far off the road, first responders could not locate it when they arrived.

They had to use all-terrain vehicles to reach the site, according to the highway patrol.

The plane was coming from Oklahoma and expected to land at the Clermont County Airport, patrol officials said early Thursday. They did not say where in Oklahoma.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Officials at the Clermont County Airport could not be reached for comment late Wednesday.

On Thursday, they referred us to a spokesman, Bill Anderson, who could not be immediately reached.

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