PERRY TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - A pilot survived a small plane crashed Sunday morning in Stark County at Sippo Lake Park.
The Akron Canton Airport called the Ohio State Highway Patrol just before 9 a.m. saying that a small plane had gone off of their radar about 5 miles south of the airport. Efforts by Akron Canton Airport (CAK) to contact the aircraft were unsuccessful.
Residents in a neighborhood called Bunker Hill soon started reporting to police that a small plane had crashed in a wooded area nearby. The pilot of the 1943 Taylor Craft L2 single engine plane, Wayne J. Noall 72-years-old of Westfield Center, Ohio also called 9-1-1 after the crash not knowing his location.
Perry Township Deputy Fire Chief Mark Abbott and Stark County Park District Ranger Kenneth Vanke located the pilot and the crash site in the Northwest quadrant of Sippo Lake Park just Northeast of Minuteman Avenue NW.
Noall was taken to Aultman Hospital where he was treated and released. He was flying from CAK to the Beach City Airport when the aircraft experienced a loss of oil pressure and engine speed.
Noall attempted to return to CAK but was forced to land. The aircraft sustained heavy damage.
The owner of the aircraft is a Fred Lindsay of Massillon, Ohio who is reportedly a friend of Mr. Noall.
The FAA was notified and responded to scene.