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1 dead after small plane crashes on south side of Indianapolis
« on: January 25, 2023, 05:23:20 AM »

INDIANAPOLIS — Emergency crews are investigating after a small plane crashed on the south side of Indianapolis Tuesday.

Police said the crash happened along a railroad in the 4100 block of Weaver Avenue, near Shelby Street and Edwards Avenue, around 3:45 p.m.

IMPD said one person inside the plane died in the crash. Police did not confirm any details about the victim's identity.It's unclear what led up to the crash or if anyone else was involved.

Dozens of people witnessed the crash in the residential area. Tina Thompson said she was leaving work at the time when she noticed a plane falling from the sky. 

“I am still shaken up,” she said. “There were no flames. It was just a loud boom. It came down at a 45-degree angle. There was no spinning, just nose down.”   

Thompson and neighbors went to help after the crash but said the damage was too extensive. 

A 13News viewer who lives in the area shared video of debris in his neighborhood after the crash.

Members of the University of Indianapolis’ cross country team were also in the area and saw what happened. 

“We were like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ We couldn’t tell if it was landing,” said Liam Arthur. 

“It seemed way too low to the ground, and it was going way too fast,” said John Rushton. 

“It looked like a 45-degree angle or so. It was heading pretty straight down and kind of wobbling a bit,” said Blake Ellis.

The Federal Aviation Administration is taking over the investigation to determine what caused the crash.   

The area and railroad remained shut down for several hours Tuesday night.