Mogadore man, Uniontown woman were aboard small plane that crashed in Akron

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Akron Firefighters work the scene of a plane crash where a single-piston Cessna Skyhawk went down at Ellet Community Center, Monday, July 4 in Akron.
Akron Firefighters work the scene of a plane crash where a single-piston Cessna Skyhawk went down at Ellet Community Center, Monday, July 4 in Akron.

A pilot and his passenger remained hospitalized Tuesday after their Cessna Skyhawk crashed in the parking lot of the Ellet Community Center around 7 p.m. Monday.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Ray Santiago said the the crash remains under investigation.

People take in the scene of a plane crash where a single-piston Cessna Skyhawk went down at Ellet Community Center, Monday, July 4 in Akron.
People take in the scene of a plane crash where a single-piston Cessna Skyhawk went down at Ellet Community Center, Monday, July 4 in Akron.

The pilot has been identified as Kenneth A. Jones, 71, of Mogadore, and the sole passenger was Lisa K. Baum, 63, Uniontown.

Both were taken to Summa Akron City Hospital after the crash where they are listed in serious but stable condition.

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Santiago said the preliminary investigation shows the plane departed Chambers Airport in Tunkannock, Pennsylvania, around 4:30 p.m. with an anticipated arrival of 7 p.m. at the Akron Executive Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration arrived at the crash site Tuesday morning to begin its investigation into a possible cause of the crash.

Craig Webb can be reached at cwebb@thebeaconjournal.com.

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Mogadore man and Uniontown woman Injured in Akron plane crash