74-year-old man killed in plane crash near Wadsworth airfield, Ohio State Highway Patrol says
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Multiple fire departments and law enforcement agencies are investigating a deadly plane crash in the Wadsworth area.
The victim killed in the crash was 74-year-old Peter Klapp of Canton, according to OSHP.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the plane was found completely submerged in a body of water in the middle of a field near the Wadsworth Municipal Airport.
First responders found debris from the plane crash at surface level of the water after dispatching to the area just after 11 a.m.
Klapp is believed to be the pilot and sole occupant of the plane.
Investigators said the plane crashed shortly after taking off from the airfield.
Editor’s note: The Ohio State Highway Patrol originally reported Peter Klapp’s name as Peter Knapp.
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