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UPDATE: Pilot in Athens County Crash an Experienced Flyer

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UPDATE 4/8/2014 12:35 PM

A plane crash in Athens County over the weekend left one man dead.

Now we're learning more about the pilot who died.

73-year-old Charles Wagner died in that crash.

His family says he was an experienced flyer who manned Navy jets in the Vietnam War and piloted commercial planes.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it could be months before a report is issued on the cause of the Saturday crash.

Wagner was returning home from an aviation event in Florida when he crashed a few hundred yards from the runway.


UPDATE 4/7/2014 10:20 AM

Authorities identified the pilot who they say was killed during Saturday night's plane crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 73-year-old Charles Wagner was flying the single engine plane when it went down in Albany around 6:30 Saturday evening.

The Athens County man was reportedly alone in that plane.

He was en route to the Ohio University airport when the plane crashed near the intersection of Route 50 and Route 32.

We sent our cameras to the crash site Sunday but we were turned away.

The FAA had moved in and secured the area.

The highway patrol handled the initial crash investigation.

The NTSB will also be investigating.


One person has died following a plane crash in Athens County.

Emergency crews are on the scene of a small plane crash near the intersection of US Route 50 and State Route 32 near Albany.

Crews from Athens, Albany, Ohio University and the State Highway Patrol are on the scene.

According to Albany Area Fire Department Fire Chief Warren Keirns, one person died at the scene.

More details as they become available.


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