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Funeral is Today for Pipe Creek Firefighters Killed in Plane Crash

The FAA is still trying to figure out how the crash happened. 

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. -- The funeral is today for two Madison County firefighters who were killed when their plane ran into another plane at a small airport in Grant County. 

David Wittkamper and Kyle Hibst were firefighters with the Pipe Township Fire Department in Elwood. 

A full joint firefighter funeral service will be held for both of them today at 11 a.m. at the Elwood Jr/Sr High School. 

The firefighters died after the small plane they were aboard clipped the tail of a small jet on the runway at the Marion Municipal Airport. 

The FAA is still trying to figure out how that happened. 

Both firefighters had wives while Hibst also leaves behind two small children. 

There is a memorial fund set up for both families. 

 

Donations can be mailed to:

Madison County Federal Credit Union
7953 East St Rd 28 
Elwood IN 46036 
Attn: Pipe Creek Fire Dept Memorial Fund 

or

Pipe Creek Fire Dept
6923 West St Rd 28
Elwood In 46036 
Attn: Pipe Creek Fire Dept Memorial Fund 

 

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