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Update: No Serious Injuries in Jackson County Plane Crash

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UPDATE: 8/9/17

JACKSON COUNTY, OHIO (WOWK) - No serious injuries were reported in a plane crash that occurred in Jackson County, Ohio. 

According to a release, the plane crash was reported around 11:50 a.m. near Loop Road north of Wellston.

The plane involved was a single engine Cessna 172 being piloted by 26-year-old Stephen Dawson of Louisville. 

According to Dawson, a loss of power to the engine was the cause of the crash.

The plane struck an incline on the west side of Loop Road, then jumped across the road, striking a wire fence coming to rest on its landing gear.

The plane sustained damage to the wing, landing gear, and nose. 

Dawson was flown to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A passenger in the plane, 26-year-old Joshua Simone of Louisville, was transported to the hospital with non-serious injuries.

The Wellston Fire Department, Jackson County Emergency Medical Service, Jackson County Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Aviation Administration responded to the crash.

The F.A.A. will continue the investigation into the cause of the crash.


ORIGINAL STORY: 8/9/17

JACKSON COUNTY, OH (WOWK) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed that a plane crashed just before noon today.

According to officials, a small plane crashed near the Loop Road area of Wellston, OH off of State Route 327. 

Injuries are unknown at this time. 

The accident was reported at 11:50 a.m.

OSHP is handling the investigation.

Stay with 13 News as we continue to update this ongoing story. 

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