The Athens County 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call at 6:35 PM reporting a plane crash near 3315 US Route 50, near Ohio University’s Gordon K Bush airport. The Albany Area Volunteer Fire Department and Athens County Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the scene. First responders found a small 4 person, single engine aircraft. The aircraft had a single occupant who was the pilot and was declared dead at the scene.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is on scene performing an aircraft crash investigation. The name of the pilot is unavailable at this time as official try to notify the pilot’s family. The Federal Aviation Administration, (FAA) has been notified and a FFA crash investigation go team has been dispatched to the scene. Further information will be released as it becomes available.