Two dead after cargo plane crashes near Toledo airport, striking unoccupied vehicles

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Two people are dead after a cargo plane crashed outside a vehicle-repair business early Wednesday near the Toledo airport, according to the Toledo Lucas County Port Authority.

The plane had departed from Millington, Tenn. The FAA is on scene, and the NTSB is en route to investigate the incident, according tot he port authority.

The crash created massive fires that have taken hours to extinguish, an official at the Ohio airport said.

The plane crashed shortly after 2:30 a.m. ET, said Joe Rotterdam, an airport operations manager with the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.

The plane was approaching Toledo Express Airport when it went to ground and struck unoccupied vehicles at Bubba’s Diesel & Auto repair business, just east of the airport, Rotterdam said.

“The wreckage is in multiple pieces, so it’s a larger debris area (at) that business,” Rotterdam said, according to video posted online by CNN affiliate WTVG.

Details on what led to the crash and what the plane was carrying weren’t immediately available.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been told of the crash, and NTSB investigators likely will arrive Wednesday at the scene, Rotterdam said.

Because the crash happened away from the airport, the crash will not disrupt other flights there, he said.

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