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3 Wrestlers Plane Crash Tragedy in Ohio (Video) Sightseeing Trip Turns Deadly

By Staff
Aug 28, 2014
Investigators will search for clues in the plane crash wreckage.

Three college wrestlers died in a plane crash in Ohio when their rented Cessna crashed and burned shortly after take off.

A fourth man was also killed, he was a student at Case Western Reserve University as well and was piloting the airplane.

All of the young men who perished in the tragedy have been identified.

20-year-old Lucas Marcelli, of Massillon, Ohio was identified as one of the wrestlers who died.

Also dead in the crash was 18-year-old wrestler Abraham Pishevar, of Rockville, Md. and 18-year-old wrestler John Hill, of St. Simons, Ga.

20-year-old William Felten, of Saginaw, Mich. was identified as the pilot, he had acquired his license about a year ago.

Reports from the Associated Press indicate that the plane was having some sort of trouble after takeoff and was heading back to the airport when it crashed on a local road near the airport as the pilot tried to return.

Watch the video below for more information and interviews from the scene of the crash.

The flight originated at Cuyahoga County Regional Airport and the students had just started school at Case Western Reserve University and were going on a sightseeing trip for the afternoon.

Officials are investigating, but it could take up to a year to deliver a report on exactly what they believe happened.


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