By Ashley McCarty
Defender of the People
A plane crash occurred on the evening of Nov. 15 at Alexander Salamon Airport in Winchester, Ohio, officials said.
According to Sgt. Supervisor Josh Hunter, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Georgetown Post 8 received a call at approximately 6:35 p.m. Private Jeremy Farmer and Sgt. Scott Fox responded to the scene.
“The operator, Dalton M. Jordan, was trying to land. It had actually touched down – and we don’t know if it was a mechanical failure at this point – but the pilot said the plane pulled to the left. But, we cannot say that it was a mechanical issue at this point. Basically it touched down, the plane slid to the left side of the runway, hit a ditch and rolled over, ”Hunter said.
According to Hunter, the plane departed from Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.
“[The pilot] received minor injuries. He was treated on site and refused medical transport, ”said Hunter.
Larry McFarland Towing and Auto Repair responded to the scene, where the aircraft was secured in an airport hangar.
Georgetown Post 8 has completed its investigation into the incident. The incident was also investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).