LANCASTER – The Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a plane crash that occurred today (Sept. 24) at 1:05 p.m.
Troopers say a 1968 Beech 95-B55 single engine plane crashed just outside the Fairfield County Airport, according to a news release from the Patrol. The plane was making its approach for the runway when it drifted south, striking the airport fence and embankment before coming to rest in a soybean field behind Meijer on Victor Road.
The aircraft was piloted by Daniel Roberts, age 68, of Westerville. Mr. Roberts had his wife, Katherine Roberts, age 62, on board as a passenger. Both were transported to the Grant Medical Center in Columbus for their injuries.
The crash remains under investigation. Troopers are working with Federal Aviation Administration officials on the crash.