Small plane carrying 2 people crashes in Trumbull County

GUSTAVUS TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – A plane carrying two people crashed in Gustavus Township Monday night.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Robert Gale, 71, of Jefferson, was too slow making a landing approach to the Gustavus Airport on Barclay Road and hit a tree, forcing the single-engine plane down on a farm about 1/2 mile from the landing strip.

Gale was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital. His passenger, 50-year-old Louise Gale, was treated at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Gustavus Airport is a privately owned airstrip.