One man dead in plane crash in Clark County

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HARMONY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – A pilot died after crashing into a Clark County field Sunday afternoon.

24-year-old Jordan A. Spier, of Wilmington, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It happened around 4 p.m. about a mile north of I-70 at mile marker 61.

Investigators say it took off from a nearby private airstrip on Titus Road.

FAA records indicate it was a fixed wing single-engine plane that went down. It’s listed as an experimental, amateur built aircraft.

It’s registered to a Ronald B. Spier of Springfield.

According to Sgt. Richard Dixon with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, no one witnessed the crash, however, drivers on I-70 saw the mangled plane in the field and called 911.

“We received some calls from motorists on 70 that saw the plane in the field and one person on Titus Road that saw the plane appeared to dive to the left and disappear behind the trees and never actually saw the plane crash,” Sgt. Dixon said.

It appears when the plane hit the ground it was going at a slow speed, according to officials.

“There wasn’t any debris thrown anywhere it was all contained right there. the plane hit the ground and pretty much stuck. didn’t spin, twist, roll,” Sgt. Dixon said.

The FAA and the NTSB are expected to investigate the cause of the crash Monday morning.

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