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Small plane crashes near airport in Boone County

Posted at 5:28 PM, Apr 21, 2016

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. -- A small plane crashed Thursday afternoon near the Indianapolis Executive Airport in Boone County.

The airport is located off of State Road 32 near U.S. 421 by Jolietville.

Officials said the two people onboard were 70-year-old flying instructor Ronald McCormick and a 17-year-old student.

McCormick, who was piloting the plane, said something went wrong in the air and he had to take the plane down in Zionsville.

He then ran out to County Road 1200 East to stop a driver and ask her to call 911.

Both McCormick and his student were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The FAA and NTSB were investigating the cause of the crash.


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