Cargo plane crashes into semis at truck repair shop, two killed

The cause of the plane crash is unclear.

Toledo Plane

Authorities say that two people inside a cargo plane were killed this morning after it crashed into unoccupied semi trucks at an Ohio truck repair shop.

The plane crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, in Toledo, Ohio.

Cargo plane crashes in Ohio

A cargo plane from the Mid-South area crashed near the Toledo, Ohio airport early Wednesday morning. http://via.wreg.com/DWPzi

Posted by WREG News Channel 3 on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Authorities say that the cargo plane was nearing the Toledo Express Airport when it crashed into unoccupied semi trucks parked at Bubba’s Diesel and Auto repair shop, which is located east of the airport.

The crash caused large fires that took firefighters hours to extinguish. Multiple fire departments responded to help fight the fire.

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Two people inside the cargo plane died in the crash.

No other injuries were reported.

Authorities say that the cargo plane departed from Laredo, Texas, and stopped near Memphis, Tennessee, before making its way to Ohio. The plane is believed to have been transporting auto parts, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

It isn’t clear how much damage was done to vehicles parked at Bubba’s Diesel and Auto.

The cause of the plane crash remains unclear. The National Transportation Safety Board will be on scene to investigate the crash later today.

Cargo plane crash

UPDATE: Toledo Lucas County Port Authority confirmed two people were killed in the crash.Airport Highway and Mescher are reopening to traffic. Eber (between Airport and Garden) and Garden (between Airport and Crissey) will remain closed.Here is what we know so far:- A cargo plane crashed on top of two semis at Bubba's Auto and Deisel near Toledo Express airport.- The plane was traveling from Millington, Tennessee, according to the FAA.- Police say the plane was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.- There were two people on board the plane. They were both killed.- Eber (between Airport and Garden) and Garden (between Airport and Crissey) will remain closed.There is a media briefing included at the link: https://bit.ly/2lKSQ7v

Posted by 13abc on Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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