Plane crashes in Portage County

Amadeus Smith

A plane crashed in a Shalersville Township cornfield around 4 p.m. today after losing engine power less than a minute after takeoff.

Sgt. Don Dunbar with the Portage County division of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said pilot Joseph Salemi and passenger Lou Gliozzi both walked away from the crash-landing without injury.

Dunbar said the Federal Aviation Administration will start an investigation into the cause behind the engine failure tomorrow.

Contact city editor Amadeus Smith at [email protected].