Pilot Suffers Minor Injuries In Plane Crash Near Edon
Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 5:39am
By: Jim Measel
(EDON) - A Edon man suffered minor injuries on Monday when his single engine aircraft crashed into a wooded area near Edon. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 46-year-old Samuel Santa-Rita was taking off from a private airfield at 06868 State Route 49 just after 12:00noon when the plane turned to the left, lost altitude and crashed. It went down a mile east of State Route 49 and a half mile south of County Road H.
Santa-Rita was the only occupant in the plane. He sought his own treatment for his injuries. Further investigation of the crash is being handled by the F.A.A. office out of Columbus, Ohio.
The Highway Patrol got assistance from the Williams County Sheriff's Office, Williams County E.M.S. along with firefighters from Edgerton, Florence Township and Bryan.