Two people die in a plane crash near Darlington

DARLINGTON – Indiana State Police says two people were killed in a single-engine plane that crashed Sunday morning in a central Indiana field.

The plane crashed outside the small community of Darlington before 10:30 a.m., according to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Tammy Jones. She said the plane left the Lift Academy in Indianapolis, roughly 50 miles away, just before 10 a.m.

Both people on board were pronounced dead at the scene, said Indiana State Police Sergeant Jeremy Piers. He said the names would not be released publicly until family members were notified.

The Montgomery County sheriff’s office closed the intersection outside of Darlington for “an extended amount of time” during the investigation.

“We are heartbroken by this tragic accident and the loss of our team members,” Lift Academy spokesman Jon Austin said in an email to the Associated Press.

The National Transportation Safety Board responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.