Richard Briggs died in plane crash near Grove City

Richard Briggs Death – Cause of Death – Richard Briggs, 65, of Cuyahoga Falls, was identified as the pilot who died during a plane crash near Grove City on Wednesday, 24th of November 2021. Police reports revealed that the victim was operating a single-engine Cessna 210 aircraft when for unknown reasons, the plane crashed in a wooded area near Tri-County Industries in Pine Township.

Briggs was transported by helicopter to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. That passenger suffered severe burns. Initial investigations suggests that the plane was experiencing significant mechanical problems prior to the crash and that efforts were made to land safely prior to the accident. The cause of the crash will be investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Civil Air Patrol Squadrons from Mercer, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver and Clarion were there to assist the investigation. WKBN reported that an air safety investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board was also on the scene. Investigation continues.

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