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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Updated: Plane Crash in Monroe County Claims One Life

MONROE COUNTY - December 17,2021) - The Indiana State Police is currently assisting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the investigation of an airplane crash. The crash took place south of the Monroe County Airport near Tower Road in Monroe County.

At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021, Monroe County Central Dispatch received 911 calls reporting that a small plane had crashed in the area. When Troopers and first responders arrived at the scene, they located a single-engine fixed wing plane on fire and firefighters from the Monroe Fire Protection District were able to extinguish the fire.

The preliminary investigation revealed that there was one occupant in the plane who was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Monroe County Coroner. The victim's name is being withheld until proper identification and notification has been made to their next of kin.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been contacted and the crash scene will be turned over to them upon their arrival. The Indiana State Police will continue to assist the FAA, however, any determinations made relating to the cause of the crash will be released by their agency concluding a thorough investigation.

The Indiana State Police were assisted by the Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, Monroe County Sheriff Department, Van Buren Fire Department, and the Monroe County Coroner.

Original Story _ Emergency personnel from Monroe County is working a airplane crash on Tower Road in Monroe County. The crash site is just off Isom Road

The reported crash came in around 8:20 p.m. with members from the Monroe Fire Protection locating the aircraft on fire.

There are reports only one person was on the aircraf.

Monroe Fire Protection District, Monroe County Sheriffs Department, Indiana State Police, IU Lifeline Ambulance, and Monroe County Airport officials are on scene we will update this story when more information becomes available.

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