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Authorities identify Mason man killed in plane crash in Harlan Township

Posted at 7:41 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 10:15:16-04

HARLAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Authorities have identified the man who died in a small plane crash Wednesday night, The Journal-News reported.

Elio Abiakel, 42, of Mason, crashed his Piper Cherokee Arrow plane near 8940 Morrow-Rossburg Road. Abiakel was the only person on board.

Abiakel was traveling from Oklahoma to an airport in Clermont County, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol. Officials said that the crash was to the southwest of the road, and emergency crews needed to use small utility vehicles to get to the site.

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