06/21/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Perry Township, OH—A small plane went down in a wooded area in Perry Township Sunday morning, June 20, 2010. The pilot managed to escape the wreckage and call 911 for assistance after the incident, according to information provided by Fox8.
Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) troopers reported a single-engine aircraft departed from Akron Canton Airport and was scheduled to land at the Beach City Airport when the plane wreck occurred.
The 1942 Taylorcraft L-2 reportedly “lost oil pressure and engine speed” at approximately 9:10 a.m. Though 72-year-old pilot Wayne J. Noall attempted to fly back to Akron Canton Airport, he was unsuccessful in doing so.
The airplane’s left wing struck a tree at about 100 feet in the air, subsequently prompting the plane to spin and crash to the ground. Luckily, the aircraft landed upright in a vacant area near a creek. Noall got out of his damaged plane and went on to call 911.
Air traffic controllers also notified officials at the Canton Post of the OSHP that a small plane had disappeared from the radar about five miles away from Akron.
Reports indicated Perry Township Deputy Fire Chief Mark Abbott and Stark County Park District Ranger Kenneth Vanke found the pilot in the northwest quadrant of Sippo Lake Park.
He was taken to Aultman Hospital where doctors and nurses treated and released him within a few hours of his arrival. Noall could not be reached for comment.
Authorities from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are expected to conduct a full investigation into the Perry Twp. aviation accident.
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