Preliminary reports indicate that a freighter aircraft has crashed near Ohio's Toledo Express airport.

No details have been confirmed on the aircraft type, the operator or its route, although an initial report from an Ohio TV station claims the aircraft was inbound from Memphis.

Schedule information and an initial photograph from the scene, appearing to show the vertical fin, point to the possibility that the aircraft involved is a Convair 440.

Images circulating on social media indicate a large fire, with claims from witnesses that the blaze is situated on a highway in the vicinity of the approach to runway 25.

Toledo Express airport's main runway, designated 07/25, is about 10,600ft in length.

Meteorological information from the airport overnight indicates good visibility with no adverse conditions.