OSP: Pilot forgot to use landing gear prior to crash

OSP: Pilot forgot to use landing gear prior to crash
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URBANA — UPDATE @ 12:49 p.m. (Nov. 20):

A pilot forgot to initiate his landing gear when he crashed his airplane at Grimes Field Airport in Urbana Sunday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The airplane crashed at 3:30 p.m. and had originated from Trumbull County Airfield in northeast Ohio, troopers said.

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No injuries were reported and the FAA was called to conduct an investigation, however so far no citations have been issued, the patrol said.

The airplane was a Cessna 310, OSP said.

INITIAL REPORT:

State troopers are investigating a plane crash that occurred at Grimes Field Airport in Urbana Sunday afternoon.

Investigators were dispatched to the airport around 3:30 p.m. Sunday after the incident was reported.

Dispatchers said the incident was ‘minor’ and no injuries were reported.

Additional details, including possible factors were not immediately available.

We’re monitoring this developing story and we’ll update this page as details become available.