Three People, One Dog Die In Plane Crash Near Batesville Airport

Posted On December 17, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

(Oldenburg, Ind.) – Three people were killed in a single-engine airplane crash in Franklin County Saturday night.

It was around 9:00 p.m. when the crash was reported on Hamburg Road about a mile from the runway at Batesville Airport.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says three people and one dog were killed in the plane crash. No names have been released.

A second dog, believed to have survived the crash, was found wandering near the scene.

The aircraft was a single-engine Cessna flying from Kansas City, Missouri to Frederick, Maryland. According to information on FlightAware.com, the plane had made a stop at the Columbus, Indiana airport and taken off from there at about 8:39 p.m.

A reason for the fatal crash has not been released. State police are investigating along with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board.

Wheeles said more information may be released Sunday.