Two seriously injured following plane crash at Ellet Community Center in Akron

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Akron firefighters respond to the scene of a plane crash where a single-piston Cessna Skyhawk went down Monday at Ellet Community Center in Akron.
Akron firefighters respond to the scene of a plane crash where a single-piston Cessna Skyhawk went down Monday at Ellet Community Center in Akron.

Two people, a male pilot and a female passenger, were seriously injured when their Cessna Skyhawk crashed in the parking lot of the Ellet Community Center a little after 7 p.m. Monday.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Ray Santiago said the two were taken to a local hospital following the crash, but hr did not have additional information on their conditions.

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

He said the plane had been heading southwest toward the Akron Fulton Airport.

According to information on the flight tracking app FlightAware, the aircraft departed at 4:31 p.m. from an airfield outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, and flew to Akron when it suddenly lost altitude before crashing a mile northeast of the airfield.

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This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Two injured after plane crashes into Akron community center in Ellet