Authorities say one man was killed in a small aircraft crash near a high school in Ross County.
According to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, spectators at a track and field meet at Southeastern Local High School, 2003 Lancaster Road reported the crash around 12:45pm. Witnesses told investigators they heard the plane’s engine cut out and then saw the plane crash.
Investigators say the pilot, identified as 90-year-old Glen Galloway, of Waverly, Ohio, was the only person on board at the time of the crash. He died on impact.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the plane was a Van’s Aircraft RV-6A Model 2000. According to information from the manufacturer’s website, the RV-6A is a two-seat, single-engine kit plane.
FAA records show Galloway last received his private pilot certification on April 17, 2018.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.