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Plane crashes near Dick's Sporting Goods

Plane crashes near Dick's Sporting Goods
Plane crashes near Dick's Sporting Goods
Plane crashes near Dick's Sporting Goods
Posted at 3:39 PM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 21:03:05-04

INDIANAPOLIS – A small aircraft crashed near the parking lot of a northwest Indianapolis Dick’s Sporting Goods Sunday afternoon.

Emergency responders were called around 2:45 p.m to the 6000 block of West 86th Street on the report of an aircraft emergency.

Greg Mahler was flying from an airport in Hamilton County to Eagle Creek Airpark in Indianapolis when his single-engine plane failed at 1,800 feet. 

Mahler said he began looking for a place to land because he didn't think he was going to make it to the Eagle Creek Airpark. The plane stopped when he crashed into a tree near the parking lot.

No injuries were reported.