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Pilot and son sustain only minor injuries in Ashland County small plane crash

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Posted at 11:03 PM, Jul 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 11:10:07-04

A father and son were able to escape a plane with only minor injuries after it crashed in a field in Loudonville Sunday evening. 

The Ashland Police Department identified the father as James Brown and his son Ethan Brown from Maine.

Holmes County dispatch received a call at 7:01 p.m. from an Ashland resident who said a plane had crashed in a field. 

Officials from the Ashland County Sheriff's Office later learned the small two-seater single engine bi-plane started having engine issues and needed to land. The pilot saw the field and decided to land there. 

During the landing, the plane continued past a wheat field and into a soybean field. The front of the plane eventually hit the ground, resulting in the plane flipping on its top. 

By the time emergency crews arrived at the scene, the pilot and his adult son had already gotten out of the plane. They were both transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and have since been released. 

Both the pilot and his son are from Maine. 

The FAA and the Ashland County Sheriff's Office are investigating.