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Four Confirmed Dead In Plane Crash

Last updated on Monday, December 3, 2012

(GREENSBURG) - Police say a small, private plane that crashed Sunday night in Greensburg was found 1.5 miles south of the airport after 10:30 p.m. The FAA has confirmed that four people were killed in the crash.

WISH TV8 reports, the Greensburg Municipal Airport manager says he received a report that a small, private, single engine plane had crashed south of the airport.

The Decatur County Sheriff's Department first heard the report from a civilian who says he thought he saw a plane crash.

At 6:30 p.m. the FAA called Greensburg officials to see if they were looking for a downed plane.

The pilot of the plane was communicating with flight controllers at the Indianapolis International Airport when they lost contact. The plane was two miles south of the airport in Greensburg.

The Greensburg Fire Department, Greensburg Police Department, and the Decatur County Sheriff's Department were searching the area for the plane.

Indiana State Police wanted to launch a helicopter for the search, but due to weather conditions in the area they will be unable to.

Crews were searching a grid south of the airport on ATVs. Six teams made up of six to eight people searched the area. Surrounding counties were also assisting.

The plane was heading back to Greensburg.

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