Father, son injured after fiery plane crash in Lordstown
The investigation continues into Sunday afternoon’s plane crash that injured a father and son in Lordstown.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a two-wing Stolp Starduster SA300 experienced mechanical failure and crashed along Carson Salt Springs Road in Lordstown just after 2 p.m.
Both on-duty and off-duty Lordstown firefighters were joined by those from the Newton Falls Joint Fire Departments after flames engulfed the plane.
According to the manufacturer, the plane is a two-seat homebuilt aircraft.
The pilot, 55-year-old Gerald Rhinehart Jr. of Lordstown, and his passenger, 26-year-old Benjamin Rhinehart were taken to Mercy Health in Youngstown for treatment of injuries the patrol say are not life-threatening.
Carson Salt Springs Road was closed during the investigation but has since re-opened.