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UPDATE: Identity of pilot killed in Athens County, OH released

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 ALBANY, Ohio (AP) - Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a small plane crash across from the Ohio University airport in eastern Ohio as a 73-year-old Athens County man. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that Charles Wagner crashed the 1972 Bellanca Super Viking around 6:30 p.m. Saturday near the Route 50-Route 32 split in Albany.


The agency says Wagner had been en route to the airport. The pilot was the only person in the four-seat plane.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

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An investigation is underway of a plane crash that left one dead in Athens County, OH.

According to Assistant Chief Steve Goodin with the Albany Area Volunteer Fire Department, who are one of the units who responded to the scene, the crash reportedly occurred at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, just off old U.S. Route 50,  near the State Route 32/Route 50 split, which is just west of Albany, OH, and is right across from the Gordon K. Bush Ohio University Airport.

Goodin told 13 News that the male pilot, who was the only one in the plane, died in the crash.

The victim's name is not yet known.

The cause of the crash is also not yet known.

The crash is under investigation by Post 5 of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Athens Detachment, who also responded to the scene, along with Athens County EMS, and the Athens County Sheriff's Department.

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