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No survivors after plane crashes near Mount Comfort Airport

NOW: No survivors after plane crashes near Mount Comfort Airport

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — An airplane carrying two passengers crashed into a rural farm field Wednesday afternoon leaving no survivors.

At approximately 12:45 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to C.R. 500 North and 400 West after several witnesses reported a plane crash.

Indiana State Police say the plane crashed into a farm field slightly north of the Mount Comfort Airport.

Emergency crews had trouble reaching the wreckage due to muddy conditions.

A preliminary investigation revealed two people were on the plane at the time of the wreckage, they were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Hancock County Coroner’s Office received the remains. Their identities are being withheld.

Indiana State Police and the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and fire personnel assisted at the scene.

Federal investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Traffic Safety Board are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the crash.


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