ASHLAND — Two Ashland County residents were killed when their single-engine plane crashed Saturday afternoon into a home in the town of Marengo.
The crash was reported by several people at about 2:40 p.m. The victims were identified by the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office as a 21-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man, both from Marengo. Their names were not immediately released.
They were the only occupants of the plane, and the house they crashed into was not occupied at the time, the Sheriff’s Office stated.
On Sunday, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator was probing the wreckage, which came to rest partially on the deck of a home at the corner of Vista and Wildcat roads in Marengo. All that remained of the plane was a tail section, a wing and a crumpled ball of aluminum that had been the fuselage.
There were no gouges in the yard of the ranch-style home or other indications that the plane had attempted to land before crashing. None of the wreckage or the home appeared to be scorched and there were no other indications of a fire.
Deputies at the scene said a Federal Aviation Administration investigator was to arrive Sunday, and that federal agency is in charge of investigating the crash.