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One dead after plane crashes, catches fire in Monroe County

Posted at 11:03 PM, Dec 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-23 09:02:46-05

MONROE COUNTY — A deadly Friday night plane crash near the Monroe County Airport is under investigation.

Indiana State Police say there were 911 calls around 8:15 and when authorities arrived the single-engine fixed wing plane was on fire.

The Monroe County Coroner says the crash happened in a wooded area about two miles south of the airport.

Troopers say the only person onboard the plane was pronounced dead at the scene. The Monroe County Coroner's Office identified the pilot as Adam Clark, 40, of Bloomington.

An autopsy preliminarily determined Clark's death was blunt force trauma. His official cause of death is pending toxicology testing.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating with ISP's assistance.