Small Plane Crashes On Southside
Pilot suffers only minor shoulder injury, pulls himself out of wreckage
(photo courtesy RTV6)
Indiana State Police believe a small plane clipped some trees as it tried to take off, causing it to crash on the southside Saturday afternoon, sending the pilot to the hospital.
State Police Sergeant Rich Myers says the single-engine plane went down just after 12:30 pm in a field near the 100 block of West Sumner Avenue. The pilot was the only person on board. "Jeremy Milless from Monrovia, Indiana, and he was taken to Methodist Hospital with what was described as a shoulder injury," said Myers
Myers says witnesses told police the plane appeared to not clear a line of trees just after it took off from a nearby field and nose-dived to the ground. "He was able to remove himself from the aircraft after the crash and go to a house in the vicinity, where he was when medical services arrived. He was taken to Methodist Hospital to be treated," said Myers
As is standard procedure, Myers says the Federal Aviation Administration will be called in to investigate the crash.