Pilots identified in Washington Twp. plane crash

Pilots identified in Washington Twp. plane crash

WASHINGTON TWP. — Two pilots involved in small plane crash on Spring Valley Pike in Washington Twp. Thursday afternoon have been identified.

Alexandra Robau, of Beavercreek, was the private pilot initially in command and Corinne Barnes, of Miamisburg, was the commercially licensed pilot who took over controls, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Sinclair Community College confirmed that both pilots are involved in its pilot program.

Both are students and one is also an adjunct flight instructor.

“This flight was not a Sinclair training flight, was not connected with our program, and the plane used is not Sinclair equipment,” said Deena John, a spokesperson for the college.

The plane, a Piper PA-28, was heading to Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport when it crashed after experiencing engine issues.

The plane hit a BMW at the intersection during the crash.

The pilot was attempting to land in a nearby cornfield, but the plane was too low to make it over high tension wires.

Both pilots were seen walking around after the crash, but were taken to a local hospital. Their injuries were not believed to be serious, according to OSHP.

The Federal Aviation Administration website shows that the 1979 Piper aircraft that crashed was registered Wednesday, and that the certificate was issued to GC Aviation Services-1 LLC, 10600 Springboro Pike in Miamisburg.

The company has 13 other small planes, all of which were registered Wednesday and nine that were flown Thursday, FAA records show.

We will continue to update this story as more information is available.