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Report: Pilot killed in Northeast Ohio plane crash

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PORTAGE COUNTY, Ohio – A pilot has died after crashing a small plane in the backyard of a Portage County home, FOX 8 reports.

Citing confirmation from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, officials said a single-engine plane from a local airport crashed in Shalersville Township -- approximately 30 miles northeast of Akron. They added the pilot was the only person on board.

Officials told FOX 8 the family wasn't home at the home of the crash, but when they returned they discovered the wreckage and contacted authorities.

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The FAA is on the scene along with local fire, police and sheriff officials and are expected to be there, according to FOX 8.

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