Toledo cargo plane crash: Aircraft bursts into flames as it hits unoccupied vehicles at a repair shop

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Two people were believed to have been aboard the plane that crashed shortly after 2:30 a.m. ET, and it’s not clear whether they survived, said Joe Rotterdam, an airport operations manager with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.

The plane was approaching Toledo Express Airport when it went to ground and struck unoccupied vehicles at Bubba’s Diesel & Auto repair business, just east of the airport, Rotterdam said.

Several fires erupted across a large debris field as a result of the crash, an aiport official said.
“The wreckage is in multiple pieces, so it’s a larger debris area (at) that business,” Rotterdam said, according to video posted online by CNN affiliate WTVG.

Details on what led to the crash, where the flight originated, and what the plane was carrying weren’t immediately available.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been told of the crash, and NTSB investigators likely will arrive Wednesday at the scene, Rotterdam said.

Because the crash happened away from the airport, the crash will not disrupt other flights there, he said.

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