UPDATE: Names of 2 people killed in Scioto County plane crash released

Ohio

UPDATE (7:58 P.M. on Friday, May 28): The Ohio State Patrol (OSP) has released the names of the two victims in the plane crash Friday afternoon.

According to OSP, the plane was a 2015 Lancair Evolution that was occupied by the pilot, 64-year-old David Lewis James, and one passenger, 64-year-old Lori Denise James both of Bellefontaine, Ohio.

OSP was assisted on scene by the Scioto County Sheriff Department, the Union and Rush VFD, and Scioto Squad 2. The FAA and NTSB have been contacted and are conducting their own investigation.

UPDATE (4:50 P.M. on Friday, May 28): The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a plane crash that happened around 10:50 a.m. today, Friday, May 28 in Scioto County.

According to the OSHP, the plane, a 2015 Lancair Evolution, struck a hillside in a wooded area near Sheep Ranch Hollow Road off of State Route 104. The pilot and one passenger were aboard, and troopers say both occupants were killed upon impact.

The names of the pilot and the passenger are not being released until all family have been notified.

The Scioto County Sheriff’s Department, the Union and Rush Volunteer Fire Departments and Scioto Squad 2 assisted at the scene. Troopers say the FAA and the NTSB have been notified and are conducting their own investigation into the crash.


UPDATE (4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 28): Once WOWK arrived on the scene, our crew could not confirm that a child was aboard the flight. Two adults were confirmed to be on the flight, and we will update this story with any new information.


UPDATE (1:40 p.m. on Friday, May 28): A small private plane crashed on a hillside toward the end of Sheep Ranch Hollow Road about 10 miles northwest of Portsmouth around 11:00 a.m. on Friday, according to the Scioto County Sheriff’s office.

Photo from 13 News Reporter Lane Ball

According to officials, there were two people on the plane There were no survivors.

The flight reportedly originated in Bellefontaine, Ohio, and was headed to Charleston, South Carolina. The plane appears to be a Lancair Evolution, which is a fixed-wing, single-engine kit aircraft. It was manufactured in 2015.


SCIOTO COUNTY, OH (WOWK)—According to the director of the Scioto County EMS, a small plane has crashed around 11:00 a.m. on Friday.

There is no indication as to how many people may have been in the four-seater aircraft. EMS said that the extent of the fire and damage does not bode well for would-be survivors of the crash.

The accident took place near the Elks Country Club golf course in McDermott, Ohio.

State police are handling the investigation.

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