Boone County plane crash leaves pilot with minor injuries


Small plane crash near Boone County Airport on 4/15/2019

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LEBANON, Ind. – A small plane crashed at the Boone County Airport on Monday.

First responders were called to the scene at 1600 East 250 South in Lebanon shortly after 4 p.m. When officers with the Lebanon Police Department arrived, they found the pilot being evaluated and treated by firefighters and EMS workers.

Witnesses reported the plane, which was identified as an experimental 1972 Houlihan RTH Jungster Bi-Plane, was landing on the grass runway at the airport. After the main landing wheels touched down on the ground, police say the aircraft flipped over, landing upside down.

The plane was piloted by a 55-years-old from Mishawaka. According to police, he was able to extricate himself from the plane prior to the arrival of first responders. He was then transported to an Indianapolis hospital with minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and is investigating this incident.

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