3 injured after small plane makes ’emergency landing’ at Mayfield Prep

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – A small plane made an emergency landing at middle school Tuesday morning, Mayfield City School officials said.

A statement from the district said the plane made an “emergency landing” at the lower football field behind Mayfield Middle School along SOM Center Road at approximately 11:10 a.m.

According to the command of the investigators, the pilot and passengers on board were trying to perform a training exercise simulating the exit of the engine. Then the plane shut down completely, prompting the instructor to take over and make an emergency landing

Mayfield Heights Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol said three passengers on board the single-engine plane were injured and taken to Hillcrest Hospital for minor injuries.

Their names were revealed hours after the accident.

Lawrence E. Ruhl, 79 (Chief Pilot – Flight Instructor)

Catherine H. Therese, 27, (pilot in training)

Ripple III, 52, (traveler)

Our team has learned that the plane has been flying nearly every day for the past two weeks.

Stop in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

Students and staff at Mayfield Middle School were not affected, according to the district.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating.

This is an evolving story.

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