WADSWORTH, Ohio (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the second fatal crash of an amateur-built aircraft this month in the vicinity of a municipal airport in northeastern Ohio.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said 64-year-old Robert Taylor of Medina was taking off from the Wadsworth Municipal Airport on Saturday night when the nose of the single-engine amateur-built plane hit the runway, and it flipped and caught fire.
On Sept. 3, officials said, a small amateur-built plane crashed into a pond shortly after taking off from the same airport, killing 74-year-old Peter Klapp of Canton.
Another pilot reported hearing him say he was returning to the airport due to a canopy problem.
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