One hurt when plane clips tree, crashes in Trumbull County

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GUSTAVUS TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- One person was hurt when a plane crashed in Gustavus Township Monday night.

According to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, it happened at just before 9:15 p.m.

The plane was making a landing approach to the Gustavus Airport, a privately owned airstrip on Gardner Barclay Road in Gustavus Township. But the plane was too low on approach and hit a tree, forcing the plane down roughly 1/2 mile from the landing strip.

The 71-year-old pilot was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. His 50-year-old passenger refused treatment at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.