Small Ohio plane crashes in Tennessee in return trip from Charleston

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. - A small plane that recently left Charleston crashed Tuesday on a Tennessee mountain, authorities report.

According to a WJHL news report, a pilot and two passengers, including a teenage boy, were rescued from the crash at Holston Mountain. Two of the people were listed in critical condition.

According to the news report, the Cessna 172 plane was registered to Skypark Inc. in Wadsworth, Ohio. It recently arrived in Charleston from Ohio and was scheduled to return when the crash occurred.

Authorities responded to the mountain at the Carter and Sullivan County line near 7:35 p.m., according to the news report.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes told the Johnson City Press that it took rescue crews several hours to reach the site of the crash, which was in a densely forested area at an elevation of 3,000 feet.

He said the plane had stopped in Elizabethton for fuel on its way to Ohio after departing from Charleston.

The identities of the crash victims weren't immediately released.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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