Plane crash in Montgomery County claims two lives

Monday, June 7, 2021
Courtesy photo/ISP

DARLINGTON — Two people died in a plane crash in northeastern Montgomery County Sunday morning.

The crash occurred in a field near the intersection of State Road 47 and County Road 800 East, northeast of Darlington.

At approximately 10:20 a.m., the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a small plane had crashed in a field. First Responders arrived on the scene, confirmed that a plane had crashed and requested the assistance of the Indiana State Police to investigate.

There were two individuals in the plane who were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by the Montgomery County Coroner. Their names are being withheld until proper identification and notification has been made to their next of kin.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) were contacted and the crash scene was turned over to the FAA.

ISP was assisted on scene by the FAA, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Darlington Fire Department, Montgomery County EMA and Montgomery County Coroner.

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