Plane crash in Medina County, one person severely injured

Plane crash in Medina County, one person severely injured

WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol has provided an update with information concerning a single engine plane crash that occurred on Saturday, March 28, just before 7:40 p.m.

Investigators say that the Medina Dispatch Center was notified of a plane crash at Crazy Bob's Airport.

The pilot, Robert Syme, 81, of Westfield Township, was severely injured while he attempted to land a Cub Crafters CC18-180.

Apparently the landing gear became stuck in the mud, causing the plane to overturn on a grass runway.

Ohio State Highway Patrol officials say the Syme was the only person aboard the aircraft.

He was air lifted by University Hospitals Medevac to Akron City Hospital, where he remains in critical condition with unknown injuries as of the time of this report.

The plane went down in a field off of Westfield road, west of I-71 and north of State Road 224.

The Medina County Sheriff's Department, Westfield Center Police Department and the Westfield Center EMS assisted at the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration was contacted and will conduct a follow up inspection and investigation.

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