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Plane crashes in Carroll County

CARROLL COUNTY – Last night at approximately 7:39 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, and conservation officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources responded to a reported plane crash, in a field, near Carroll County Roads 500 West and 600 South.

When officers arrived, they found debris indicating there had been a plane crash. Unfortunately there were no survivors. The preliminary evidence indicates the plane was a Cessna 441 Conquest Turboprop which had taken off from the Eagle Creek Airport in Indianapolis. It is believed the plane was in route to Green Bay, WI. At this time it is not known how many people were on board the plane.

Due to recent heavy rains, the crash scene was very muddy and extremely hard to walk through. Because of that and darkness, officers from the Indiana State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department created a perimeter to secure the crash scene overnight.

It is anticipated that investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will arrive in the late morning to start their investigation.

A crime scene investigator with the Indiana State Police was able to scan and plot the plane’s debris field. Firefighters from the Wayne Township Fire Department (Indianapolis) drove to the scene to provide a drone to aid in the investigation.


The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Has put a three mile radius no fly zone on the area of the plane crash in Carroll County.  This restriction includes drones and small planes from flying over the scene less than 5,000 feet. This is in effective till Saturday February 24, 2018 at 3:20 a.m..

SOURCE: News release from Indiana State Police