Two die in Arcanum, Ohio, plane crash

ARCANUM , Ohio, Sept. 15 (UPI) — Two men died when their small private plane crashed in a cornfield near Dayton, Ohio, police said.

The unidentified victims were aboard a single-engine Piper Cub PA-11 that crashed Wednesday morning in Arcanum, about 32 miles from Dayton. The plane was missing until a family member of one or both of the men aboard the plane flew over the scene and found the wreckage, several hours later.

The plane went down “under unknown circumstances,” Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro told the Dayton Morning News.

“We do not know the amount of time that this plane has been down and crashed prior to being reported,” said Chief Deputy Mark Whittaker of the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

The site, a cornfield, was secured by deputies, and National Transportation Safety Board members are expected Thursday to begin an investigation.

Frank Brown, who identified himself to the newspaper as a friend of one of those aboard the plane, said the two victims were flying from Darke County to West Carrollton, Ohio, about 28 miles away.

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