UPDATE: Ohio sheriff: Search turns up no sign of ultralight crash
URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff in western Ohio says crews who searched through cornfields after getting a report of an ultralight crash found no evidence of a wreck.
Champaign County Sheriff Matthew Melvin said Sunday that it appears there never was a crash. He says search crews looked over the area Saturday on the ground and by air.
He says no wreckage was found and that there are no missing person reports from any of the airports nearby.
The sheriff says a witness who lives nearby had called authorities to report that he thought he saw an ultralight go down north of Urbana.
Melvin says the only thing they found in the fields were a few birthday balloons.
Authorities say an ultralight glider has crashed in Salem Township and the operator has not been found.
The Champaign County Sheriff's Office says the crash was reported around 3:40 p.m. Saturday in an area between Bellefontaine and Urbana. WHIO-TV reports that a search conducted by a drone and another ultralight glider failed to locate the operator.
The search for the operator of an ultralight glider that crashed Saturday was called off in the evening.
The crash was reported in the 2000 block of Kennard-Kingscreek Road in Salem Twp., but this evening there were no authorities on scene and it wasn’t known where the aircraft was taken.
An investigation is continuing.