Restored plane crashes in SW Ohio, injuring pilot


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- The State Highway Patrol says a single-engine plane crashed into trees and landed on its top in southwest Ohio, leaving the pilot with minor injuries.

WHIO-TV ( ) says a pilot flying a restored 1946 Piper J-3 Cub crashed just west of Dayton on Monday afternoon after taking off from an airstrip in that area. The 25-year-old pilot reported that his plane lost power and he tried to turn back before hitting treetops and crashing into a vegetable garden.

Troopers say the man was able to walk away from the scene. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Property owner Jim Noelker says no one was at his home when the plane crashed nearby.


Information from: WHIO-TV,

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