Officials: Pilot killed in plane crash in southwestern Ohio

XENIA, Ohio (AP) – Federal authorities say the pilot of a small plane died in a crash in southwestern Ohio.

The National Transportation Safety Board says at least one person died in the crash Tuesday evening around 6 p.m. at the Greene County-Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport in Xenia. The airport is located about 12 miles southeast of Dayton.

Authorities have not released the pilot’s name or age. The airport has been closed.

The Ohio Highway Patrol post in Xenia says the plane was a single-engine aircraft owned by a Carmel, Indiana aviation company.

Officials say the NTSB will take over an investigation on Wednesday.

State Highway Patrol officials would not comment on whether or not there is more than one victim.

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