Plane Crash in Fairland, Indiana Claims Two Lives

Staff report

Fairland, Indiana – November 23, 2023

A small plane crashed around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday killing two people on board in Shelby County near Shelbyville, Indiana, according to the Indiana State Police.

Shelby County Deputies and other first responders rushed to the vicinity of 6300 N. CR 325 West following reports of a plane crash in the area.

Upon arrival, emergency responders encountered billowing smoke emanating from the heart of a cornfield. Closer inspection revealed a severely damaged small aircraft engulfed in heavy smoke. Subsequently, after the fire was extinguished, the wreckage unveiled the remains of one adult male within the aircraft. Later in the evening, the discovery of the remains of a second adult male was confirmed amidst the wreckage. Authorities are currently investigating whether there were any additional occupants onboard.

“As of now, it remains uncertain if there were other individuals present in the aircraft,” stated the Indiana State Police.

The scene continues to be under the scrutiny of troopers awaiting the arrival of federal investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) who will spearhead the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash. Any forthcoming details regarding this incident are slated for release by either the FAA or the Shelby County Coroner’s Office.

Collaborating in this ongoing investigation are the Indiana State Police, backed by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County EMA, and the Shelby County Coroner. At present, authorities have refrained from disclosing further information, citing the active nature of the investigation.

The Shelby County Coroner has deferred all inquiries to the Indiana State Police.

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