Listen to the frantic 911 calls made after the deadly Wayne County plane crash

Listen to the frantic 911 calls made after the deadly Wayne County plane crash

APPLE CREEK, OH (WOIO) - The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 calls made moments after a plane crashed in Apple Creek.

Listen to the frantic 911 calls made after the deadly Wayne County plane crash

“A plane just clipped the wires and is down,” one of the witnesses described to the emergency services dispatcher.

911 calls following Wayne County plane crash

(Note: Names of the callers have been edited out of the audio clip)

The pilot and co-pilot, later identified as 55-year-old Brian Stoltzfus and 56-year-old Curtis Wilkerson, were pronounced dead at the scene.

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According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the plane took off from Stoltzfuz Airfield just before 9 a.m. and crashed into trees and several utility poles along Hackett Road shortly after departing.

Initial investigations revealed that engine trouble is a possible cause for the crash.

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