What will most cer­tainly be a lengthy inves­ti­ga­tion is now under­way into that Sat­ur­day plane crash in Williams County that killed a Michi­gan pilot and injured his pas­sen­ger.

The Defi­ance post of the Ohio High­way Patrol and inves­ti­ga­tors from the Fed­eral Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion were on the scene Mon­day fol­low­ing the crash at the Bryan Aero Park.

Accord­ing to the FFA, since the crash resulted in a fatal­ity, the National Trans­porta­tion Safety Board will lead the inves­ti­ga­tion which could take up to a year or more.

62 year old Leslie Dean of Ann Arbor, the pilot of a 2010 self-assembled single-engine High­lander air­craft was killed in the crash. His pas­sen­ger, 51 year old Kent Hyne, also of Ann Arbor, was admit­ted to Mercy St. Vin­cent Med­ical Cen­ter, Toledo but has report­edly since been dis­charged.

Dean was attempt­ing to land on the east-west grass land­ing strip at approx­i­mately 8:30 Sat­ur­day morn­ing when another air­craft was also attempt­ing to land from the oppo­site direc­tion. When the pilots saw each other, they each aborted their land­ings. Dean’s plane lost power and crashed into a corn­field.

The other plane landed safely.

Since 1982, seven planes have crashed in the Bryan area.

Check Also

OH Ditches Covid Counter

An outdated reporting system that led to the undercount of more than 4,200 COVID-19 deaths …