COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) - Officials say two people traveling in a
single-engine private plane were taken to the hospital Thursday morning
after the plane crashed into a house in Columbus, Indiana. The home is in the 2200 block of Broadmoor Lane. After the plane crashed, the house caught fire.
Officials say the pilot and passenger were taken to Columbus Regional Hospital.
One is listed in critical condition with severe burns and was airlifted
to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. The other person injured is now
being taken by ambulance to an Indianapolis hospital. Police say at least one of the two injured is believed to be a Columbus resident.
Police say one of the homeowners was inside the home when the plane crashed
but is not injured. The home is owned by Tadashi M. Nakao. The
homeowner who was in the home said through a translator that she was in
one of the bedrooms when the plane crashed. She says she heard glass
breaking and had no idea what happened. She left the house and called
her husband. She and her husband have lived in Columbus for four
years. Her husband was at work at the time of the crash. He works for
Toyota. Police have blocked off Broadmoor Lane at Central Avenue, just a block from the home. The crash happened at 9:33 a.m.
That location is just north of the city and south of Rocky Ford and east of
Central Avenue. This area is two miles away from the airport. Indiana
State Police said investigators from the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) will be on scene early Thursday afternoon to take
over the investigation.
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