Authorities identify man killed in small airplane crash in Union County


UNION COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities say one person died when a small plane crashed into a farm field in Union County.

Chief Deputy Tom Morgan of the Union County Sheriff's Office said that the plane skidded across a road and hit a utility pole and lines after crashing Sunday. That caused a power outage in the village of Plain City, northwest of Columbus.

It was snowing and overcast at the time of the crash. The plane was preliminarily identified as a Cessna 421 twin engine. Chief Deputy Morgan said it was "totally destroyed."

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The sheriff's office identified the deceased pilot as 44-year-old Matthew A. Hayden, of Phoenix, Arizona.

The cause of the crash is unknown. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are assisting in the investigation.

Watch: The Union County Sheriff's Office gives an update on Sunday's fatal crash.

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