The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority said the plane was approaching the airport when it went down at about 2:37 a.m. EDT at an automobile business in Monclova, Ohio, just east of the airport, which is 10 miles west of Toledo. Its believed there were two people on board, the agency said.
A Port Authority police official told CBS News he doubted anyone survived because the plane was “fully engulfed.” The plane was thought to be carrying auto parts.
Police on the scene told the media that the plane reportedly crashed into at least one parked semi truck and burst into flames.
The PA said a “secondary search” was underway because the wreckage was scattered at the business.
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Multiple fire departments from different counties in the area were called to fight the blaze, but airport operations werent impacted.
The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration were contacted by the PA.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Toledo Port Authority official says a cargo plane crashed as it was approaching the airport, bursting into flames as it struck several unoccupied vehicles.
Authorities say the crash happened around 3 a.m. just east of the Toledo Express Airport at an auto repair shop. The plane hit multiple unoccupied vehicles at the shop not far from the Ohio Turnpike.
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Joe Rotterdam is manager of airport operations with the Lucas County Port Authority. He says the wreckage involves several pieces of the plane over a large debris field.
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Rotterdam said its believed two people were aboard. It is unclear if they survived the crash and a search of the scene is currently underway.