FAA investigating low-flying plane at YSU game
We know a little more about that unusual scare on Saturday night during the Youngstown State football game.
In this day and age, seeing a plane flying close to the ground or near large public events is very alarming, for obvious reasons.
Our 21 News camera caught video of a small plane flying extremely close to the press box and stadium lights Saturday during YSU's game against Robert Morris.
Youngstown State University police notified the FAA immediately who then launched an investigation on who it was and why they did it.
"Our university police department is conducting its own investigation, and that's ongoing as we speak. There's going to be a series of interviews done. At that point, we will consult with the city prosecutor and make some determination on what if any actions or potential criminal charges might be brought," said YSU spokesperson, Ron Cole.
The owner of the plane, Chris Tornello, says he was NOT the pilot. He says he rented it out to a man he says usually flies jets for a living. He wouldn't say who the man is but tells us the man is just a few flying hours away from becoming a commercial air pilot.
Tornello says he only rents the plane to people who have proof of being a licensed pilot.
According to the FAA, they won't release any information until after their investigation is completed. They say that it could take several weeks.