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Pilot Escapes Serious Injury In Columbus Plane Crash

A pilot is recovering this morning at Riverside Hospital after his twin-engine plane crashed overnight as it approached Don Scott airport on the city's northwest side. WOSU's Tom Borgerding reports.


Ohio Highway Patrol trooper Matt Himes says 45 year old Duane Revennaugh of Georgia lost power in both engines as he neared the end of his flight from Indiana to Columbus. Revennaugh crashed his plane into near Godown road. Trooper Himes says he was able to talk to Revennaugh at the hospital.

"He had stated to me that he didn't have any engine trouble the entire flight except just moments prior to landing at OSU, the engines began to surge."

Himes says skies were clear at the time of the crash shortly before midnight. Revennaugh is reported in good condition at Riverside Hospital with head injuries. Today, investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration will arrive in Columbus in a bid to find out why the engines stalled.

Tom Borgerding WOSU News.