Plane crash in Marion County kills 3

Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 7:39 PM EDT
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METZ, W.Va (WDTV) - Three people died in a plane crash in Marion County Thursday night.

Marion County Emergency officials told 5 News initial reports of the crash on Stiles Fork Rd. in Metz came in at 7:15 p.m.

The Mannington VFD and several Monongalia County VFDs began searching the area, and a detached wing was found in the Campbells Run area around 7:50 p.m., according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

At around 8:20 p.m. officials said the other wing and fuselage were found on a steep incline in a heavily wooded area.

The fuselage was occupied by the pilot and two passengers, all of which were dead, Chief Deputy Bearden said.

The single-engine plane was flying from Bloomfield, Indiana, to Myerstown, Pennsylvania, when it went down, the FAA said.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

Their names have not been released. However, 5 News has confirmed one of the people killed was an employee at a Myerstown appliance business, the same town the plane was scheduled to arrive in.

The other two killed were also from that area.

UPDATE: THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 9:07 p.m.

An official is reporting that the aircraft crash on Stiles Fork Rd. has resulted in casualties.

A Blacksville Volunteer Firefighter tells a 5 News reporter that he is receiving reports that three bodies have been found.

He also says the scene began to clear at around 9 p.m.


An aircraft has crashed on Stiles Fork Rd. in the outskirts of Marion County.

Marion County Emergency officials tell 5 News initial reports of the crash came in at 7:15 p.m.

There is no word of injuries yet, or the size of the aircraft. A 5 News reporter is headed to the scene.

Stick with 5 News for updates.

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