Four Case Western Reserve University students, including three wrestlers, were killed in a small plan crash on Monday night. The four students were in a rented Cessna, and the NTSB is reporting that the plan experienced problems shortly after takeoff. The pilot attempted to return to the airport and land but crashed near the Cuyahoga County Airport near Cleveland.
The pilot, William Felten, was not a member of the wrestling team, but passengers Lucas Marcelli, Abraham Pishevar, and John Hill were set to compete for the Spartans this year. Marcelli won 30 matches as a freshman for Case last year, while Pishevar and Hill were incoming freshmen.
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NTSB: Plane attempted to turn back and land (WKYC.com)