Two West Virginia men were injured during a plane crash in Holmes County.
Holmes County Sheriff Tim Zimmerly says deputies were called to the crash around 9:20 Thursday morning after residents in the vicinity of 1700 Township Road 174, in Clark Township, reported seeing a small, twin engine plane crash into a field.
Deputies say 60-year-old Floyd Scott Pierson was transported by helicopter to Akron General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and say 51-year-old Charles Warren Stevens was also transported to Akron General by helicopter with significant injuries.
Zimmerly says Pierson was contracted to fly the plane, a 1957 Piper Apache, from the Akron-Canton Airport to Charleston, West Virginia after the plane was purchased by another West Virginia man.
Zimmerly says it appears that shortly after leaving the airport the plane started having engine problems which led Pierson to shut down one of the plane’s engines, however, the second engine also developed problems and shut down, which eventually led to the crash landing.
Officials with the Cleveland office of the Federal Aviation Administration are assisting with the investigation.
Deputies say once the scene was processed and diagrammed the wings of the plane were transported to the Holmes County Airport for further investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
Baltic and Sugarcreek rescue personnel assisted at the scene.