ISP: Two People Killed in Plane Crash Near Indianapolis Regional Airport
HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. -- Two people are dead after a small plane crashed near Indianapolis Regional Airport in Hancock County, Indiana State Police said Wednesday afternoon.
The plane went down in a field northeast of the airport, killing both people on board, according to ISP Sgt. John Perrine. Hancock County 911 started getting calls about the smoke and flames about 12:43 p.m.
"The investigation will continue as to how this happened and why this happened," said Perrine.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane is a Cessna Citation.
Police and fire crews were at the crash site were expected to be joined by members of the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board. The rescue crew had a tough time getting to the crash because of the mud in the field.
"We're fortunate that we have partners here in Hancock County that were able to provide come four-wheel drive vehicles," said Perrine.
The NTSB will lead the investigation into the crash.
The names of the victims have not been released.
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