4 college students killed in Ohio plane crash
by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press
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Investigators look over the wreckage of a plane that crashed as it rests on the side of a road Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff from a regional airport outside of Cleveland on Monday, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Investigators look over the wreckage of a plane that crashed as it rests on the side of a road Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff from a regional airport outside of Cleveland on Monday, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Investigators look over the wreckage of a plane crash as it rests on the side of a road Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff from a regional airport outside of Cleveland on Monday, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. School officials say the three passengers killed in he crash were members of the varsity wrestling team for Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Investigators look over the wreckage of a plane crash as it rests on the side of a road Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff from a regional airport outside of Cleveland on Monday, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. School officials say the three passengers killed in he crash were members of the varsity wrestling team for Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Investigators look at the wreckage of a plane resting on the side of a road, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff Monday from Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, outside of Cleveland, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Investigators look at the wreckage of a plane resting on the side of a road, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff Monday from Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, outside of Cleveland, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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The wreckage from a plane that crashed rests on the side of a road, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff Monday from Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, outside of Cleveland, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
The wreckage from a plane that crashed rests on the side of a road, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff Monday from Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, outside of Cleveland, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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The wreckage from a plane that crashed rests on the side of a road, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff Monday from Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, outside of Cleveland, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
The wreckage from a plane that crashed rests on the side of a road, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Richmond Heights, Ohio. The Cessna 172R crashed and burst into flames just after takeoff Monday from Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights, Ohio, outside of Cleveland, killing all four people on board, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the plane that crashed in suburban Cleveland killing four college students was rented for four hours.

The plane had been rented by the pilot, 20-year-old William Felten of Saginaw, Michigan. The patrol spokesman says no flight plan was filed.

Felten, along with 20-year-old Lucas Marcelli of Massillon, Ohio, 18-year-old Abraham Pishevar of Rockville, Maryland, and 18-year-old John Hill of St. Simons, Georgia, were students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Marcelli, Pishevar and Hill were members of the university's varsity wrestling team.

The plane crashed and then exploded shortly after takeoff from Cuyahoga County Regional Airport about 10 p.m. Monday. The four men were trapped inside the wreckage.

Monday marked the first day of classes at Case Western Reserve University.



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