APPLE CREEK, OH (WOIO) - The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 calls made moments after a plane crashed in Apple Creek.
“A plane just clipped the wires and is down,” one of the witnesses described to the emergency services dispatcher.
(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.
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.