The Associated Press has reported that on December 21, 2008 a small airplane hit a flag pole and crashed on the front lawn of a vacant Ohio home, killing the pilot. The crash sparked a fire that damaged the garage of the house which was in foreclosure. No one on the ground suffered personal injuries. There were no passengers in the airplane that crashed, a Piper Saratoga. Airport spokespersons said the pilot was attempting to land at Akron-Canton Airport which is about two miles from the house where the airplane accident occurred.