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2 men killed in Ohio crash of Wright Brothers replica biplane
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) ' A replica of a Wright Brothers biplane taken up for testing has crashed in rural Ohio, killing the two men aboard.
Mick Lecocq (le-KEW'), manager of Springfield Beckley Municipal Airport, says the men took the plane up around 10 a.m. Saturday. He says he confirmed the deaths with the State Highway Patrol, which is investigating.
The patrol says it received a call shortly before 11 a.m. about the crash, in an area surrounded by cornfields about 3 miles from the airport.
Lecocq says the men were doing some flight testing of the plane, which he estimated could reach heights of 4,000 or 5,000 feet.
Lecocq didn't have details about the cause of the crash.
Springfield is about 45 miles west of Columbus.