Plane crash kills 4 Cleveland students

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)

CLEVELAND (AP) – The father of one of four college students killed when their plane crashed in suburban Cleveland says the four were apparently just taking a late-night flight to see the city.

Bryan Marcelli of Massillon in northeastern Ohio says his son Lucas Marcelli was a hard-working student but not a risk taker who had wrapped up his first day of classes.

Marcelli said Tuesday the four Case Western Reserve University students planned to go up, take a look around and come right back to the same airport.

The plane crashed and exploded shortly after takeoff from Cuyahoga County Regional Airport about 10 p.m. Monday.

Marcelli and two other students on the plane were members of the university’s varsity wrestling team.

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