As soon as the state-owned Beechcraft King Air C90 landed in Youngstown on Valentine’s Day with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and an aide aboard, the pilot asked his passengers if they smelled anything.
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Ohio’s Aircraft by the Numbers:
16 Highway Patrol aircraft, 15 pilots
5 Department of Transportation aircraft, five pilots, five mechanics
3 Department of Natural Resources aircraft, one pilot
Uses: passenger transport, marijuana eradication, traffic enforcement
ODOT Aviation budget: $5.59 million in fiscal year 2012
Note:ODOT provides all maintenance and hangar facilities for state-owned aircraft.
Video: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine talks about his experience aboard a state aircraft that began smoking. DeWine says he won’t fly on a state plane again because of the costs involved.