Search ends, no plane found after crash reported in Fairborn

UPDATE @ 3:16 p.m.:

The search for a plane that had reportedly crashed has ended.

“We do not have a plane crash here. We feel like we’ve covered the entire area” said King.

There were no reports of missing planes in the area, according to King.

An OSP aircraft took over the search when CareFlight needed to refuel.

Old cars, a boat and a kayak were found which police determined was seen from the air. Search crews had a difficult time in the search because of heavy wooded areas.

All-terrain vehicles from multiple agencies were used in the search of over 600 acres of a heavily wooded area, according to King.

King said the initial caller reported low flying plane near Interstate 675 and Interstate 70 and thought that it might have crashed.

King urged people not to hesitate to call 911 if they see anything out of the ordinary or suspicious.

Multiple agencies took part in the search including Greene and Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Fairborn, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Bethel, Enon, Vandalia, Clark and Miami County fire.

“I think that says something great about the Miami Valley and that we can all come together to work as one team no matter what the issue,” said King.

UPDATE @ 10:06 a.m.:

Crews continue searching for a report of a possible small plane crash.

According to Chief Jacob King of Bethel Township Fire Department, crews are searching in a field between State Route 444 and Haddix Road using all terrain vehicles and an OSP plane.

CareFlight did locate some type of debris but are not sure what it is, according to King. Junk cars are often found in the field, he said.

The search taking place nearby Waste Management located at 1700 N. Broad St.


Multiple emergency crews are searching for a small plane after they received a report that it had possibly crashed in Fairborn.

Crews were dispatched to the area of Haddix Road and Spangler Road around 8:35 a.m.

There has been no confirmation that a plane has actually crashed but a search is being conducted by CareFlight, Mad River Township Fire Department, Bethel Township Fire Department, Clark County Fire Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Fairborn Fire Department and Wright Patterson Air Force Base fire.

All-terrain vehicles were requested in the search. CareFlight is in the air searching as well.

We are working to learn more about this incident and will update this page as information becomes available.

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