Indiana Plane Crash Kills Two
Two people were killed in a plane crash that happened in Indiana.
Details about the Fatal Plane Accident
The Parke County Sheriff’s Department reported on Monday that the Cessna 150 crashed shortly after take-off from Butler Airfield, which is just south of the town of Rockville.
Both of the people inside the plane at the time of the accident were killed when the plane crashed in a wooded area behind a home. At this time, the exact cause of the accident is not yet known. One of the identities of the people killed in the accident was released on Tuesday afternoon. That person has been identified as 44-year-old Kurt Waugh of Rockville, who was the pilot at the time of the accident.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Important Information about Small Plane Crashes
- In 2013, there were a total of 387 small plane accident fatalities.
- During the same year, there was an average of one fatality per 100,000 flight hours in the United States in small planes.
- There were a total of 1,297 general aviation accidents in the United States in 2013.