Two dead after planes collide at Indiana airport
GRANT COUNTY (KUSI) — Two people were killed Monday after two small planes collided at Marion Municipal Airport in Indiana.
According to RTV6, the crash happened around 5 p.m. when a smaller plane clipped a larger plane that had just landed. The smaller plane caught fire, killing the pilot and the passenger.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a single-engine Cessna 150 collided with a Cessna 525 CitationJet. Preliminary investigation indicates that the Cessna 150 was attempting to take off at 5:09 p.m. when it struck the tail of the Citation, which had just landed.
“The airport in Marion does not have an air traffic control tower,” the FAA said in a statement. “Pilots using the field are expected to announce their intentions on a common radio frequency and to coordinate with one another while on the ground and in the traffic pattern.”
The Citation jet was carrying five passengers, but it was unclear if any of them were injured in the crash.