Port Clinton pilot injured in crash near Sandusky Airport

May 10, 2023 | Featured, Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

CLYDE – The Ohio State Highway Patrol Fremont Post is investigating a single engine plane crash that occurred in a field approximately one-half mile northeast of the Sandusky County Regional Airport. The crash occurred Saturday, May 6, at approximately 12:57 pm.

Richard S. Hines, 69, of Port Clinton, was piloting a 1964 Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee when he experienced engine problems and crashed in a field while attempting to return to the airport. Hines sustained serious injuries and was transported to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center by air ambulance and was reported on Saturday evening to be in stable condition.

The Fremont Post was assisted on scene by the Clyde Fire Department, Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office, Clyde EMS, Sandusky County Life Squad 15 and Mercy Health Life Flight.

The FAA has been notified and the crash remained under investigation.

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