Plane crashes in Union County
MARYSVILLE (AP) — Officials at a central Ohio airport say a pilot performing aerobatic maneuvers in his single-engine plane for recertification has crashed and has been injured.
The general manager of the Union County Airport says the pilot was performing low-altitude aerobatics for an on-site examiner when his plane crashed around noon Thursday just south of the airport’s runway in Marysville.
A State Highway Patrol dispatcher says the pilot was the only person aboard the plane.
The pilot has been taken to a hospital. His name and the extent of his injuries haven’t been released.
Airport general manager Ed Rusch says aerobatic pilots must be recertified periodically to perform at air shows. He says they’re allowed to use the airport for practice and recertification with prior notice.