The fiery heap came to rest at about 2:37 a.m. in the deserted parking lot of a repair and towing company about a mile or two from the airport where it had been preparing to land, Joe Rotterdam, the manager of airport operations with the Lucas County Port Authority, said during a news conference.
The plane hit multiple unoccupied vehicles around the shop, which is within a half-mile from the Ohio Turnpike.
"The aircraft struck multiple unoccupied vehicles on the ground and a significant fire resulted from that impact," Rotterdam told reporters. "Because of those vehicles, there was a very significant fire."
The port authoritys manager of airline affairs, Joe Rotterdam, says officials cant yet confirm whether any distress call was made from the aircraft.
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The two people who died were aboard the Convair 440, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority spokeswoman Kayla Lewandowski told the Associated Press. Rotterdam said officials couldn't yet confirm whether any distress call was made from the aircraft.
Port Authority officials said they believe the wrecked plane was carrying auto parts on an "unscheduled" cargo operation. Rotterdam added, however, that a lot of cargo flights at the airport are unscheduled.
The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter it was investigating the crash and that it involved a Convair 440 aircraft — a turboprop plane.
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The plane is believed to have originally traveled from Laredo, Texas, to Millington, Tenn., before making the flight to the Toledo area, WTOL reported. Flight records obtained by the television station show the aircraft was supposed to have landed at about the same time as the plane crash occurred.
They said no further details were immediately available about the people who died or the planes owner.
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Multiple agencies responded to the scene, with teams working to secure wreckage scattered over what officials described as a large debris field.
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By mid-morning, no flames were visible as firefighters occasionally sprayed water on the smoldering wreckage, according to the AP. The debris appeared to be contained to the auto business, where at least one trailer was mangled and burned.
Rotterdam said it's not clear if there is a so-called black box with recorded data about the flight. No further details were immediately available about the people who died or the plane's owner.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were helping with the investigation. The Toledo Express Airport remained open, and flights were not affected by the incident.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A cargo plane approaching an Ohio airport crashed into several unoccupied vehicles at an auto repair shop Wednesday in a fiery wreck that killed both people aboard the aircraft, authorities said.
No other injuries were reported from the early morning crash just east of the Toledo Express Airport.
The two people who died were aboard the Convair 440, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority spokeswoman Kayla Lewandowski said.
The plane went down at a business property filled with truck cabs and trailers while no one was there and missed the nearby Ohio Turnpike.
We got very lucky where it happened, said Brian Rozick, the fire chief at the Ohio Air National Guard base at the airport.
He said they had no advance warning of a problem and they were notified about the crash by the airport control tower.
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By midmorning, no flames were visible as firefighters occasionally sprayed water on the smoldering wreckage. The debris was contained mainly to the auto business, where several trailers were mangled and burned.
The port authoritys manager of airline affairs, Joe Rotterdam, said officials couldnt yet confirm whether any distress call was made from the aircraft.
Officials believe the plane had traveled from Laredo, Texas, and stopped outside Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday before heading to Ohio, Rotterdam said. It crashed at or around 2:37 a.m.
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Port authority officials said no further details were immediately available about the people who died or the planes owner.
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Rotterdam said its not clear if there is a so-called black box with recorded data about the flight.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were helping with the investigation.
Associated Press writers Kantele Franko and Andrew Welsh-Huggins in Columbus, Ohio, contributed to this report.