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2 dead in small plane crash on flight out of Elyria

Posted at 4:08 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 19:35:25-04

A small plane that flew out of Elyria Monday morning crashed about 70 miles south, leaving two people dead.

The flight was heading for DeLand, Florida, according to WBNS in Columbus, DeLand sits on the east coast of the state, west of Daytona and North of Orlando.

The plane dropped off of the radar around 7:25 a.m., according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. A resident reported finding the wreckage around 9:50 a.m. in a wooded area off of County Road 401, about five miles west of Blissfield, Ohio in Coshocton County. Blissfield is about one hour and 50 minutes south of Cleveland and about one hour and 30 minutes northwest of Columbus. The plane crashed in a remote area only accessible by foot or ATV, Coshocton County sheriff's office told WBNS.

Two people on board, a couple from Grafton, Ohio, died, according to the authorities. They have been identified as pilot, Edward Zezlina, 67, and his passenger Linda O'Brien, 71.

The crash remains under investigation.