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Chicago-Bound Private Jet Crashes In Indiana, 3 Dead

November 30, 2018 - 2:59 pm

CLARK COUNTY, Ind. (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Three people were killed when a private jet bound for Chicago crashed in southern Indiana.

The crash happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. in a wooded area near the 2600 block of Crone Road in Borden in Clark County, Indiana, according to a statement from Indiana State Police. Clark County is located along Indiana’s border with Kentucky near Louisville.

Ball State University officials say in a statement that board member and Louisville, Kentucky, architect Wayne Estopinal was among those who died in a small plane crash in southern Indiana, the Associated Press reported Friday evening. 

The plane had left the Clark Regional Airport in Sellersburg, Indiana, at 11:24 a.m. and was headed to Chicago, state police and the Federal Aviation Administration said. Three people were aboard the Cessna Citation C525 private jet when it took off, including the pilot.

The plane was on its way to Midway International Airport when it disappeared from air traffic radar, according to an FAA statement. The circumstances of the crash were not immediately known.

There were no survivors in the crash, state police said. The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA have been called to investigate.

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