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Authorities say Ohio plane crash victim was company CEO; identity of 2nd victim still unknown

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FINDLAY, Ohio — Authorities in northwest Ohio are still trying to identify one of two people killed in a weekend plane crash.

One of the victims in the crash near Findlay was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company. A coroner was trying to identify the remains of a woman killed in the crash, but the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says DNA testing may be needed.

Deputies say Ralf Bronnenmeier, CEO of Grob Systems in Bluffton, was piloting the single-engine plane that crashed early Sunday morning into a ditch and just missed hitting an empty trailer.

Authorities say the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have launched investigations.

Media reports said the plane was traveling from Holland, Michigan, to Bluffton, which is near Findlay.

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