Monday, July 10, 2017

2 killed after a Piper PA-28 plane carrying a pilot and a passenger crashed into a retention pond at the former American Electric Power power plant in Beverly, Ohio

BEVERLY, Ohio - Multiple people are dead after a plane crashed near Beverly, Ohio in Washington County on Saturday according to the Marietta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OSHP said they received a call around 12 p.m. that a plane headed from Indiana to Parkersburg, West Virginia had not landed yet.

The West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol said they assisted the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in helping to find the plane after radar contact was lost around 9:45 a.m.

The wreckage was found around 1:30 p.m. in a retention pond near Beverly, according to OSHP.

The Civil Air Patrol said the plane was coming from Logansport/Cass County airport, about 70 miles north of Indianapolis.

OSHP said there were no survivors.

The names of the victims have not been released.


WATERFORD, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 7/9/17 10:30 P.M.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol confirms two people died in the crash.

The last contact with the plane was reported at 10:36 a.m. on Saturday. The plane was reported missing at 12:03 p.m. It's believed to have crashed between 10:36 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The names of the deceased will be released pending next of kin notification.

UPDATE: 7/9/17 5:42 P.M.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the accident, which involved a PA 28 aircraft.

Divers spent Sunday recovering parts of the plane.

The number of people on board and their identities have not been released.


The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center has requested assistance from the West Virginia Wing Civil Air Patrol for its search of an aircraft reported missing Saturday morning.

The aircraft was in route from Logansport, Indiana to Parkersburg.

Radar lost contact with the aircraft at 9:43 a.m.

A Civil Air Patrol aircrew has been searching in a pond near the AEP Waterford Facility since approximately noon.

The Marietta Fire Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Beverly Volunteer Department, Little Hocking Fire and Rescue Dive Team, and Washington County Sheriff's Office are on scene.


BEVERLY – A plane carrying a pilot and a passenger Saturday crashed into a retention pond at the former power plant in Beverly, officials said.

The plane was enroute between Indianapolis to Florida and was going to stop at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport in Wood County, Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks said.

An Ohio Highway Patrol airplane found debris at the retention pond, a wing, and a visual sighting from a boat launched by the Beverly-Waterford emergency squad found a plane was in the water, Mincks said.

“We believe there is a pilot and another (passenger) on board,” Mincks said Saturday night.

Divers from the Little Hocking were at the scene Saturday night searching the water, Mincks said.

The West Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol reported the airplane was flying from Logansport-Cass County Airport in Indiana, north of Indianapolis, when radar contact was lost at 9:43 a.m. Assistance from the West Virginia Wing was requested by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, a release from Lt. Col. Jeffery Schrock, public affairs officer for the West Virginia Wing.

A Civil Air Patrol crew was getting ready for a training sortie and alerted to perform a search of the route from the last known radar position, the release said.

“We were the closest,” Shrock said.

At 2:33 p.m. the Civil Air Patrol crew made a find at the pond of the former plant. The coal-fired power plant was shut down by American Electric Power about two years ago and the property sold to Commercial Liability Partners LLC, redevelopment company from Missouri, which is demolishing the facilities,

Also on scene are units from the Marietta Ohio Fire Department and the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Date: 08-JUL-2017
Time: 09:43
Type: Airplane


C/n / msn:

Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Washington County near Beverly, OH - United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature: Unknown
Departure airport: Logansport/Cass County (KGGP)
Destination airport: Mid-Ohio Valley Rgn'l (KPKB)
The aircraft, enroute from Logansport/Cass County Airport (KGGP) in Logansport, Indiana, impacted retention pond terrain in Washington County near Beverly, Ohio. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the two occupants onboard were fatally injured.