Sunday, July 29, 2018

Cessna 172 Skyhawk: Accident occurred July 28, 2018 at Knox County Airport (4I3), Mount Vernon, Ohio

MOUNT VERNON, OH (WCMH) - A small plane crashed at the Knox County Airport Saturday morning.

According to investigators, the pilot of a Cessna 172 was coming in for a landing at the Knox County Airport when he experienced smoke in the cockpit. The pilot began making an emergency landing, but the plane crashed. 

The pilot was the only person on board. He was able to escape the wreckage before the plane burst into flames. No injuries have been reported at this time. 

Investigators from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office are responding to the scene.

The Knox County Airport is a public-use airport just outside of Mount Vernon. The airport is closed while authorities investigate and work to clear the wreckage. 

No further information was immediately available. The crash remains under investigation.  

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.nbc4i.com

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