3 injured after small plane makes ’emergency landing’ at Mayfield Middle School

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Mayfield Municipal School officials said a small plane made an emergency landing at the college on Tuesday morning.

A statement from the district says the plane made the “emergency landing” at the lower football field behind Mayfield Middle School along SOM Center Road around 11:10 a.m.

According to lead investigators, the pilot and passengers on board were attempting a training exercise simulating an engine failure. The plane then completely shut down, prompting the instructor to take over and perform an emergency landing.

Three passengers were on board the single-engine plane and were injured and taken to Hillcrest Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Mayfield Heights Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Their names were revealed a few hours after the crash.

Laurence E. Rohl, 79, (senior pilot – flight trainer)

Catherine H. Terez, 27 (pilot in training)

Ted R. Rieple III, 52 (passenger)

Our team learned that the plane had been flying almost every day for two weeks.

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Students and staff at Mayfield Middle School were not affected, according to the district.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.

This is a developing story.


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