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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

MOUNT VERNON - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a plane accident involving a single engine plane at approximately 1:30p.m. on Saturday at Wynkoop Airport, in Clinton Township in Knox County. 

Larry L. Hoover, age 79, of Millersport was starting his 1941 Aeronca 65-CA fixed wing single engine airplane. Mr. Hoover was struck by the propeller blades after the engine had started. He was transported to the OSU Medical Center by MedFlight where he succumbed to his injuries at 5:50 P.M.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Mount Vernon Fire Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Office. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was notified and responded to the scene.

Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the incident.

The crash remains under investigation by the Mount Gilead Patrol Post.

 

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