Highway patrol identifies 2 who died in small plane crash in Coshocton County


The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the two people killed in a small plane crash in Coshocton County Monday.

According to OSHP, Edward Zezlina, 67, and Linda O'Brien, 71, were in the plane when it crashed. Zezlina was flying the plane. The couple lives in Grafton, Ohio, in Lorain County.

The crash happened in a remote area only accessible by foot or ATV.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the flight left Elyria, Ohio and was headed to DeLand, Florida. The plane was a 1971 Beechcraft Bonanza.

The call came in at about 10 a.m. and the crash is located in the 30700 block of County Road 401.

At about 7:25 a.m., the Coshocton County Sheriff received a call that the plane dropped off the radar. The Sheriff's office and highway patrol confirmed the plane did not land at any surrounding airports and began a search. At about 9:50 a.m., a resident reported finding the wreckage.

The National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause of the crash after further investigation.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by authorities including the Federal Aviation Administration and local law enforcement.

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