KIDRON, OH. – Two people died Monday in a small plane crash near Kidron Ohio, a small town an hour away from Cleveland, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Investigators report the plane took off from Stoltzfus Airfield and was headed to the Akron-Canton Airport.
Investigators said the two people killed were the pilot, Brian Stoltzfus, 55, and co-pilot, Curtis Wilkerson, 56.
Electric and phone lines were damaged in the crash, and as of Monday afternoon, crews were on scene attempting to repair service.
Federal records report the plane is registered to Priority Air Charter LLC.
The company is based across the street from the crash site.
No one answered the phone at the company’s office and the door was locked Monday afternoon.
FAA records show the DC3 was built in 1942, but has been certified “airworthy” by the FAA in July 2018.
A post on Priority Air Charter’s Facebook page dated 2016 shows a picture of the plane and says it just returned to Ohio after spending 18 months with the Humanitarian Aid organization Samaritan’s Purse in East Africa.
It also said the plane was available for sale.