Ohio State Highway Patrol investigates plane crash

Seth Cohen

The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the cause of a Kent State University plane crash that took place Saturday at the Kent State Airport in Stow, said Officer Jason Halstead.

No one was hurt when the single-engine plane crashed, nose down, about 300 yards from the main gate of the airport, he said. The plane was flown by Anna Sich, sophomore aeronautics major, Halstead said. He added that a cost estimate for the damages is still unknown.

The airport shut down after the crash at 6:42 p.m., but reopened at 9:30 p.m., said Emily Vincent, Kent State University’s director of media relations.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stow police and Kent State University Police were at the scene, she said.

On March 15, a non-Kent State University commercial airplane overran the Kent airport runway onto North River Road, making Saturday’s accident the second in a month. The first, a twin-engine Cessna, was carrying five passengers and one pilot and resulted in no injuries.

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