The volunteer firefighters are unable to get trucks or water tanks to the crash site. They are using fire extinguishers and handheld water packs. They were advised by the OSP helicopter that the plane uses jet fuel and to use caution.
At this time, they are requesting mutual aid to acquire 20 more fire extinguishers. Firefighters on the ground said, “That will be a good start”. They expect more extinguishers will be needed.
The plane was traveling at 25,000 feet and going 242 miles per hour at 10:45 a.m., according to flight records. A few minutes later, the speed started to slow down, the plane started to make a hard left turn, and began descending quickly, before crashing.
A representative from the Scioto County Coroner’s office is now on the scene.
The scene is now being protected by the OSP and ODNR so local responders can return to duty. They are currently waiting on representatives from the FAA or NTSB to process the scene. From there, we will be able to determine the cause of the accident and how many victims were involved.
Update at 2:40 pm: A source at the scene has told SCDN that there were 2 passengers aboard the plane. Both were killed in this wreck.
We will continue to update