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Three Found Dead In Friday Plane Crash

Last updated on Monday, December 3, 2018

(BORDEN) - A plane crashed on Friday morning in southern Indiana and killed three people.

Indiana State Police say the plane went down in Borden, Indiana at about 11:30 a.m., in a wooded area in the 2600 block of Crone Road.

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The plane, a Cessna Citation that crashed, could hold about 10 passengers and is owned by a subsidiary company of TEG, Estoair LLC.

The Clark County Airport in Sellersburg, Indiana confirmed that a flight had left their airport at 11:24 a.m. en route to Chicago, Illinois with three people on board. The pilot 32-year-old Andrew Davis, was taking passengers 63-year-old Wayne Estopinal and 54-year-old Sandra Holland Johnson to Chicago from Clark Regional Airport on Friday when it crashed in a rural area a few miles from the airport.

There were no survivors.

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Davis was an associate corporate pilot at TEG Architects, a firm led by Estopinal. He and his wife Erica had two young children. Earlier this year Davis traveled on a mission trip to Salcedo, Dominican Republic, with a group from the New Albany-based Northside Christian Church, according to a post on his Facebook page. Davis was part of a team of 300 people that helped build homes and host sports camps, among other activities.

Davis graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in professional aviation flight technology and aerospace administration. Previously, he was a lead captain and corporate pilot at Soin International and Muncie Aviation Co.

R. Wayne Estopinal was an architect and Ball State University Board of Trustee member.


The Ball State University Board of Trustees issued the following statement Friday evening:

"He (Wayne) was an exceptional leader and passionate supporter of the University. As we mourn this loss to our Ball State family, we ask that you keep Wayne's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers."

Sandra Holland Johnson was the vice president of locally owned TEG Architects. The mother of two sons was involved in the National Association of Women in Construction, Greater Shreveport Leadership Program, Rotary International, Rescue Mission and Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.

Davis lost contact with air traffic controllers and tried to return to the Clark Regional Airport just before it crashed in a wooded area around 11:30 a.m., authorities said.

The crash site has been secured by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The two agencies will continue to investigate and determine the cause of the crash.

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