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Ohio Pilot Crashes Plane on Own Property

 Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A 72-year-old Tate Township man crash-landed an airplane on his own property Tuesday evening and is expected to be OK. The pilot, Roland Franke, has been flying for more than 30 years, his wife told officials at the scene. Shortly after taking off, Franke realized there was an apparent problem with the engine, said Patrol Sgt. Charles Jordan . He tried to circle back and land the single-engine, ultralight plane but crashed, Jordan said. The plane flipped over in the crash at his property in the 2200 block of Oak Corner Road, the sergeant said.