2 killed in plane crash near Marietta

· Two individuals were onboard an aircraft that crashed into an Ohio 7 car dealership lot on Tuesday morning, killing all three, including a Parkersburg resident.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the 1974 Beechcraft King Air E90's occupants as Timothy F. Gifford, 49, of Orient, Ohio, and Eric S. Seevers, 45, of Parkersburg.

· At 7:15 on Tuesday morning, the incident was reported, and the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the patrol, and the fire departments from Reno, Marietta, and Williamstown responded.

· According to Lt., the aircraft departed Columbus' John Glenn International Airport at 6:35 a.m.

· According to the announcement from the patrol, the aircraft came down in a parking lot next to the body shop at Pioneer Buick GMC, located at 1000 Pike St. in Marietta.

· Dick Nourse, the owner of the Nourse family of dealerships, which includes Pioneer Buick GMC, claims that the accident and the resulting fire caused damage to around a dozen vehicles.

Nourse added, "It's awful, and we feel bad for the pilot and the passenger and undoubtedly their families. "

In an odd manner... Given that it occurred at 7:15 on Tuesday morning—roughly 45 minutes before the dealership would have opened

I would say that we are quite lucky "Less than an hour later, there would have been workers and maybe customers there, he said.

· According to Dennis, nobody was hurt on the ground.

· This incident is now being analyzed by the police as well as the Federal Aviation Agency and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Davis says the pilot tried to land in the soybean field behind the business. She couldn't imagine what would have happened if it crashed in a crowded place.

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