WABASH COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - One person was injured Tuesday after the propeller of a small plane came off causing it to crash.
According to Wabash County Sheriff Bob Land, the Fort Wayne Air Traffic Control received a call around 10:30 a.m. about a plane crash northwest of Urbana, Indiana.
A short time later, the Wabash County Sheriff received a call from a person on the plane stating that the aircraft had crashed.
The pilot of the plane, Rex Ott, 62, of Danville, Iowa told investigators that the engine malfunctioned and the propeller came off. Ott said he was able to control the 1963 Beechcraft and glide it into a soy bean field.
Timothy Swift, 59, and Tracy Swift, 52, were passengers on the plane. They are both from Washington, Iowa. Tracy suffered a possible broken leg and was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital.
The accident remains under investigation by the FAA and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department.
The Urbana Fire Department and the Wabash Fire Rescue assisted at the scene.
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