ISP: Two People Killed in Plane Crash Near Indianapolis Regional Airport

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ISP: Two People Killed in Plane Crash Near Indianapolis Regional Airport

A small plane went down in a field near the Indianapolis Regional Airport (formerly Mt. Comfort Airport) Wednesday afternoon.

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.

(Photo by @wxindy/Twitter; with permission.)

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