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Missing: Wedding ring of pilot killed in plane crash

Published: Saturday, February 06, 2016 @ 4:31 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 06, 2016 @ 4:31 PM

The wife of Joel Lansford, who was killed in a plane crash near the Greene County Airport last month, has misplaced his wedding ring and hopes someone will find it and return it to her.

Julia Ann Lansford, 24, believes she lost the ring Feb. 4 while flying back from Texas where her husband’s body was laid to rest in a family plot.

Lansford’s friend tells us Julia was on a Delta Airlines flight from Houston to Cincinnati, and from there she drove back to Fairborn.

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The ring features a message in Hebrew and bears scratches and markings from the Jan. 26 plane crash.

Joel Lansford, 33, was killed while piloting a Cirrus SR-22 that crashed into a hillside in the early evening near the Greene County Airport.

Lansford is survived by his wife, Julia Ann, and their 17-month-old identical twins Adam and Seth.

The Cedarville University graduate was an Ohio National Guard veteran and corporate pilot. At the time of his death, he was working to become a missionary helicopter pilot in Papua New Guinea.

If you know the whereabouts of the ring, call the NewsCenter 7 newsroom at (937) 225-2329.