Plane crash kills three

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 14, 2005

CHESAPEAKE- Investigators with the Federal Aviation Administration will be in Lawrence County today, trying to determine the cause of a plane crash Sunday that killed three people.

Dr. Michael W. Young, 53, of South Point, and his daughter Ginny M. Young, 20, of Willow Wood, and Charles H. Lampke, 22, of Lexington, Ky., were killed when Michael Young's single-engine Grumman AA5

burst into flames and crashed into trees in a wooded area at the end of the runway at the Lawrence County Airpark, according to Sgt. Michael Gore of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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The crash occurred just after 3 p.m. two-tenths of a mile west of the airpark. The aircraft was destroyed, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro.

Nelson Whitt, with Attitude Aviation, the fixed base operator for the airpark said the plane crashed shortly after take off.

"They were apparently out for a little Sunday afternoon plane ride and they flew around about 15 minutes and then went down," Whitt said.

Whitt said this is the first time, to his knowledge, that there has been a plane crash at the airpark. "I think they had a plane make a hard landing several years ago but that's all," Whitt said.

Dr. Young was a physician at the Holzer Clinic, Lawrence County in Proctorville. Nathan Miller, manager for the clinic said

the mood at work today is one of shock and grief, and that Young will be missed.

"He was a great guy, great to get along with, had a good patient following. The patients really liked him," Miller said. "He always had a positive attitude."

Miller said Young, a family practitioner who had been associated with the clinic for approximately 11 years, was an aviation enthusiast who flew his small-engine plane often. Young's daughter, Ginny, was a student at the University of

Kentucky in Lexington.