PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Officials have confirmed a small airplane crash in Parke County just west of the Putnam County line.
Indiana Conservation Lt. Kent Hutchins stated the crash happened just south of US Highway 36. The plane had engine failure, crashed into the edge of a cornfield and traveled an estimated 50 feet into the field before stopping.
“He did a very good job at controlling the descent,” Hutchins stated.
Hutchins also stated the pilot has both military aviation experience as well as general aviation experience.
The FAA registry shows the Cessna aircraft is registered to a Jack Hopkins out of Rockville.