Ohio airport’s fuel tanks closed after 2 small planes crash


GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The fuel tanks at a southwest Ohio county airport have been shut off pending investigation after two small aircrafts that refueled there separately experienced engine trouble and crashed.

Authorities say the two single-engine planes went down Thursday evening in Brown County after leaving Brown County Airport. No serious injuries were reported.

One plane carrying two people made an unexpected landing in Russellville. The other plane carrying only the pilot crashed in a field near Mount Orab.

Investigators say both pilots indicated they had fueled the planes at the airport before takeoff, but it’s unclear whether fuel was a factor in the crashes.

The cause of the crashes remains under investigation. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to take over the case.

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