UPDATE (2:19 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol has identified the two victims of a Marietta, Ohio plane crash.

Photo of Timothy Gifford (Courtesy: Columbus Division of Fire)

45-year-old Eric Seevers, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and 49-year-old Timothy Gifford, of Orient, Ohio, were both killed in the crash.


UPDATE: (10:37 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol says two people have died in a plane crash in Marietta, Ohio.

The OSHP says the crash happened this morning at 7:15 a.m. at the Pioneer Buick GMC dealership parking lot at 1000 Pike Street in Marietta.

According to FlightAware, the plane was a 1974 BEECH E-90 owned by Avintel Management LLC in Dublin, Ohio. The plane departed from John Glenn Columbus International Airport on Tuesday morning, and its destination was Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Troopers say the pilot and a second person on the plane sustained fatal injuries.

There are no reports of anyone injured on the ground, but authorities say multiple vehicles and buildings at the dealership were damaged.

The crash remains under investigation.


MARIETTA, OH (WOWK)—A plane crashed in Marietta, Ohio on Tuesday morning.

Ohio State Highway Patrol says that they are currently responding to the crash.

They’re asking people to avoid the area of State Rt. 7 between I-77 and Browns Road.

According to FlightAware, the plane was a 1974 BEECH E-90 owned by Avintel Management LLC in Dublin, Ohio.

This is a developing story, and we will provide more details as new information becomes available.