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At least 1 killed in Xenia, Ohio plane crash

Posted at 9:26 PM, Jan 26, 2016

XENIA, Ohio -- At least one person was killed Tuesday evening when a small single-engine plane crashed at the Greene County-Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport.

The Cirrus SR22T crashed shortly after 6 p.m., WCPO media partner WHIO reported.

According to the FAA Registry, the plane is owned by Weaver Aircraft LLC, of Carmel, Indiana.

Karen Kowalewsky, of New Vienna, Ohio, told WHIO she saw the plane just outside her vehicle as she drove home.

"It looked like the plane was trying to make a left turn, but it was pointed down in a bad altitude, and my first thought was 'He wasn’t going to make it,'" Kowalewsky said. "I saw him in my windshield maybe 20 to 30 feet above my car."

“You can't recover from this," she added. "I knew he was going to go down. He had enough control to miss the road. I was hoping he would only brush the trees."

Lt. Douglas Eck, commander of the Ohio Highway Patrol post at Xenia, told WHIO that the National Transportation Safety Board would pick up the investigation Wednesday. Eck would not comment on whether there was more than one victim.