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Two People Receive Minor Injuries After Small Plane Crashes Near Franklin

David and Leland Byers received only minor cuts after their plane landed in an empty field near State Road 44 east of the I-65 interchange around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

FRANKLIN, Ind. – Two people received only minor injuries after a small plane crashed into a field just east of Franklin.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says the small plane had just taken off from Columbus Municipal Airport when the pilot, David Byers, said the engine was not getting enough fuel. The plane landed in an empty field near State Road 44 east of the I-65 interchange not far from the Apostolic Gospel Church around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Neither David Byers, nor his passenger Leland Byers, were hurt and were not taken to the hospital. They were both treated at the scene for minor cuts.

The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.

Photo provided by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

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