Two dead after plane crashes in Montgomery County

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Jun. 7—The Indiana State Police are currently assisting the Federal Aviation Administration with the investigation of an airplane crash that killed two people. The crash occurred in a field near the intersection of Ind. 47 and County Road 800 East in Montgomery County.

At approximately 10:20 a.m. Sunday, June 6, 2021, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a small plane had crashed in a field. First Responders arrived on the scene, confirmed that a plane had crashed, and requested the assistance of the ISP to investigate.

There were two individuals in the plane who were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by the Montgomery County Coroner. Their names are being withheld until proper identification and notification has been made to their next of kin.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been contacted and the crash scene will be turned over to the FAA. The ISP will continue to assist the FAA, however, any determinations made relating to the cause of the crash will be released by their agency, concluding a thorough investigation.

The ISP was assisted on scene by the FAA, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, Darlington Fire Department, Montgomery County EMA, and Montgomery County Coroner.

Reach Kristi Hileman at kristi.hileman@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5150

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