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Instructor, Student Identified in Franklin Twp. Plane Crash
FRANKLIN TWP. -- A small plane crashes into a farm field, but both men inside are miraculously able to walk away without a scratch. The plane crashed Monday behind a home in the 4600 block of Shaker Road in Franklin. State troopers say an instructor and his student were conducting flight maneuvers when the engine in their plane started having trouble.
The instructor took control of the small Cessna and crash landed into a farm field in Franklin. We were kept several hundred feet away from the crash site, but we did get video of the tail of the plane sticking up in the distance.
Authorities say the instructor, Joseph Smith III of Centerville, and the student, James Short of Loveland, took off around 6 p.m. from Red Stewart Airfield in Waynesville. They crashed just before 7:30 p.m. into a rain-saturated field that absorbed most of the impact, which is why, police say, the men were able to walk away.
"It was just in the right place and the pilot knew what he was doing," said OSHP Sgt. Scott Bierer.
The NTSB will be at the crash site Tuesday to investigate why the Cessna had engine trouble, forcing it to go down.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP -- The Federal Aviation Administration is heading to the scene where an ultralight plane crashed earlier this evening.
Police say there were two people inside the plane at the time of the crash, a flight instructor and a student.
The instructor has been identified as Joseph Smith III from Centerville.
The student has been identified as James Short from Loveland.
The plane took off from Red Stewart Airfield in Waynesville around 6 p.m. The plane was flying around for about an hour and a half when it began to have engine failure.
When the engine began to malfunction, the instructor took control of the plane and landed it in a residential field.
The plane was a single-engine Cessna and the landing gear came off during the crash.
We're told the instructor and student both refused medical treatment.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP -- Emergency crews are responding to a plane crash.
The plane went down on 4806 Shaker Road.
Injuries are unknown at this time.
We will update you as soon as we know more.
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