A single-engine Cessna 172R airplane crashed and caught fire in suburban Richmond Heights around Cleveland, Ohio, at about 10 p.m. on August 25.
The accident happened shortly after the plane took off from Cuyahoga County Regional Airport with 4 students of Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University on-board. A spokesman for the NTSB, Peter Knudson, said that the plane was apparently coming back to the airport when it crashed.
All 4 people aboard were killed in the accident. The victims were identified as Lucas Marcelli, 20, of Massillon, Ohio; Abraham Pishevar, 18, of Rockville, Maryland; John Hill, 18, of St. Simons, Georgia, and the pilot, William Felten, 20, of Saginaw, Michigan.
According to an Ohio State Highway Patrol official, the plane was rented for 4 hours by Felten.
The cause of crash is under investigation.