12/24/2011 06:48 pm ET Updated Feb 24, 2012

Ohio Plane Crash Leaves 2 Killed, 1 Injured

Dec 24 (Reuters) - Two people were killed and one was
injured when their private plane crashed on Saturday in
southeastern Ohio, authorities said.

The single-engine aircraft went down at the edge of the
Vinton County Airport near the town of McArthur, roughly 65
miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio, at about 1:50 p.m. local
time on Saturday, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman
Elizabeth Isham Cory said.

There were three people on board the plane, Cory said. Two
died and the third, a male, was flown to The Ohio State
University Medical Center in Columbus, according to an Ohio
State Highway Patrol dispatcher.

"The FAA is still gathering information regarding the
departure point and intended destination," Cory said. The cause
of the crash was under investigation.
(Reporting by Eric Johnson; Editing by Steve Gorman)