Delaware, OH Private Plane Crashes On Highway, Mar 1993


Delaware, Ohio (AP) - A single-engine plane crashed onto an interstate highway in Ohio, killing three people and injuring another person on board, the State Highway Patrol said.
The pilot tried to make an emergency landing late Friday on the highway median, but crashed in the southbound lanes of Interstate 71, about 25 miles north of Columbus, said Sgt. Gary Lewis.
Two cars crashed while trying to avoid hitting the plane, Lewis said. No one in the cars was injured.
Killed in the plane crash were the pilot, NOAH GIVETS, 29, a flight instructor, a passenger, JASON DEAN, 22, troopers said.
Another passenger, BROOKE WILSON, 21, died Saturday afternoon from head injuries, said Grant Medical Center nursing supervisor Brian Davis.
WILSON'S twin sister, NICOLE WILSON, was hospitalized in critical condition.
GIVETS was flying back to Ohio State's Don Scott Airport in Columbus from Cleveland, said Dick Willis of Willis Aviation, a minority partner in the company that owns the plane.
Shortly before the crash, GIVETS radioed Don Scott to report that the plane was in trouble and that he would attempt to land at another airport, Lewis said.
Terrance Swanson hit the car in front of his when it stopped as the plane crashed.
Swanson said the plane looked like it fell from the sky.
"I was stunned," he said.
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were at the scene early Saturday to determine what caused the crash.
The front of the Beechcraft was heavily damaged and wreckage littered the road and grassy median.

Indiana Gazette Pennsylvania 1993-03-06