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One killed after small plane crashes in southside Indy neighborhood

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Jan 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-03 13:31:45-05

INDIANAPOLIS — One person is dead after a small plane crashed in an Indianapolis neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. near a railroad in the 4100 block of Weaver Avenue. The NTSB identified the plane as a Cirrus SR20.

"We just see a plane going down pretty fast and we're like oh my goodness. We couldn't tell if it was landing or not; we kind of thought it was too fast to be landing," witness Liam Arthur told WRTV.

"We were trying to think if there was a small airport that it could have been landing at or what but it seemed way too low and it was going way too fast down to be landing at an airport," witness John Rushton said.

On February 3, the pilot of the plane was identified as 20-year-old Shane Pennington II.

IMPD says the FAA will be the lead agency and is responding. The NTSB has joined the investigation.

WRTV has a crew on the way to the scene and we are working to learn more.

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