Pilot identified in Gustavus Twp. plane crash

It happened in the 3500 block of Gardner Barclay Road in Gustavus Township

Small plane carrying two people crashes in Gustavus Township, Trumbull County


GUSTAVUS TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A plane carrying two people crashed in Gustavus Township Monday night.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Robert Gale, 71, of Jefferson, was too slow making a landing approach to the Gustavus Airport on Barclay Road and hit a tree, forcing the single-engine plane down on a farm about 1/2 mile from the landing strip.

Gale was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital. His passenger, 50-year-old Louise Gale, was treated at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Gustavus Airport is a privately owned airstrip.

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