by: NBC4 Staff
WALNUT TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WCMH) — Officials are on the scene of a small plane crash in Walnut Township in Fairfield County Saturday.
Units were dispatched to OH-37 and OH-204 at approximately 7:15 p.m. Saturday for a call of a small plane crash.
According to Fairfield County Sheriff spokesperson at the scene, the plane was a crop duster which was spraying fields at the time of the crash.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, the 1968 Cessna 150J was being flown by Allen Dupler, 89, of Millersport.
The plane took off from a private runway and once the plane was in the air, it experienced an unknown mechanical issue, which caused the plane to strike some electrical wires and crash in a cornfield, where it then caught fire, OSHP said.
Dupler was taken to Mount Carmel East Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Local and federal agencies are investigating the crash.