74-year-old man killed in plane crash near Wadsworth airfield, Ohio State Highway Patrol says

Wadsworth Municipal Airport
Wadsworth Municipal Airport(Source: Google Maps)
Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 1:17 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 3, 2021 at 10:13 PM EDT
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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.

Wadsworth plane crash
Wadsworth plane crash(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.

Wadsworth plane crash
Wadsworth plane crash(OSHP)

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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