Officials suspect a mechanical failure caused the place to go down in a yard not far from Warren Airport. An 82-year-old man was airlifted to a local hospital.

Author: Tyler Carey

SOUTHINGTON, Ohio — An 82-year-old man has been badly hurt following a plane crash in Trumbull County Friday afternoon.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the single-engine aircraft went down near a home in Southington Township just before 12:45 p.m., not far from Warren Airport. The pilot, identified as Girard resident Richard H. Coles, was subsequently airlifted to a local hospital with what are described as life-threatening injuries.

At this time, authorities believe a mechanical failure was the main cause of the wreck. However, the Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an official investigation.

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