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Two fatalities confirmed in Toledo Convair 440 crash

Two fatalities resulted from the Convair 440 crash near Toledo Express airport on 11 September.

Preliminary US FAA incident data lists the aircraft as having a single crew member and a single passenger on board.

It confirms the aircraft as N24DR, which unverified data indicates is a 1957 airframe originally delivered to Scandinavian operator SAS.

The aircraft is owned by Barker Aeromotive, a business located in Laredo, Texas, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

This is consistent with FAA records indicating the aircraft was privately held by a Laredo citizen, whose name matches that of one of the two individuals who had been on board at the time.

Highway patrol officers were notified of vehicles on fire, as a result of the crash, at 02:44. The aircraft came down at the site of a trucking business, about 1km from the threshold of Toledo Express airport's runway 25.

"No other injuries on the ground have been reported," says the law enforcement agency. It says the twin-engined aircraft was loaded with automotive parts.

The type of approach being carried out at the time has yet to be clarified.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are carrying out assessment work at the scene. The board has not confirmed whether the cargo aircraft had a flight-data or cockpit-voice recorder on board.

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