ELYRIA, Ohio – NASA has confirmed the man who was killed in a plane crash Sunday in Elyria was a member of their team at the Glenn Research Center.
63-year-old Joseph Begany died when his plane crashed near the Elyria airport.
“We’re deeply saddened by the loss of Joseph Begany. Joseph was a valuable member of our team and a friend to many of us. We will miss him terribly. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family,” NASA Glenn said to FOX 8 in a statement.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports a single engine Piper Cub went down near Middle Ave. around 2:30 p.m.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
Begany was the only person on the plane.