LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers were on the scene of a plane crash around 2:15 p.m. Sunday.
It happened on the 400 block of Salt Springs Road in Lordstown.
911 Caller: “Our neighbor has a plane and he crashed it”
911 Dispatcher: “Has what?”
911 Caller: “Has a plane. Our neighbor has a plane and he crashed it”
According to OSHP Sgt. Erik Golias, both the people in the plane were taken to Saint Elizabeth Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The plane took off from the 500 block of Salt Springs Road when it experienced mechanical failure, hit the pasture, slid into the fence and caught fire.
According to the family of the pilot, the pilot, 55-year-old Gerald Rhinehart Jr., and his son, 26-year-old Benjamin Rhinehart, both jumped out of the plane.
The plane is a Stolp Starduster, a fixed-wing single-engine homebuilt aircraft that seats two people.
It’s the third reported plane crash across the state this week.
Check back here for updates on this developing story.