The Lucas County Sheriffs Office says the plane crashed on a road east of the airport at about 2:30 a.m. EDT. The airport is 10 miles west of Toledo.
A Port Authority police official told CBS News he didnt know how many people were on board but he doubted anyone survived because the plane was “fully engulfed.” The plane was thought to be carrying auto parts.
Police said they believe the aircraft crashed into a parked semi truck in the parking lot of a truck repair facility.
Multiple fire departments from different counties in the area were called to fight the flames, but airport operations werent impacted.
Swanton, OH (WTVG) – Police and fire crews from multiple departments are responding to a cargo plane crash just outside of Toledo Express Airport on Wednesday morning.
According to crews on the scene, that plane was a conveyor cargo plane hauling auto parts which crashed on top of two semis at Bubbas Auto and Deisel near the airport around 3 AM Wednesday morning.
Police on the scene say the plane was fully engulfed when they arrived on the scene this morning. Port Authority officials say that fire is now extinguished.
According to the Port Authority, two people were on board the plane when it crashed. It is unclear if there are any survivors.
Airport police say there was no mayday call from the plane and the first call they got was for the crash itself.
Police have closed down Garden Road near Eber and Airport Hwy. Those roads will remain closed while crews work to clear the scene and investigate the cause of the crash.