Fort Wayne family reportedly involved in Pennsylvania small-plane crash

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CAMBRIA, Pa. — A small plane crash in central Pennsylvania has left four people injured. Our news partner, WANE, NewsChannel 15, is identifying the victims as a Fort Wayne family.

According to the Federal Aviation Authority, the Piper PA-34 twin-engine plane went down at around 1:45 p.m. Saturday 1 mile north of Ebensburg Airport, which is in a wooded area of Cambria outside of Pittsburgh. However, it wasn’t immediately clear what caused the crash.

The FAA would not identify the four, who were all aboard the plane when it crashed. However, WANE identified them as Wayne D. Zollinger, to whom the plane is registered, and three family members – Dawn, Mariah and Zach Zollinger.

They were being treated at a hospital.

The plane was severely damaged in the crash, but authorities say no one on the ground was injured.

The FAA is investigating and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause of the accident.

-Lisa M. Esquivel Long of contributed to this story.