Indiana State Police investigating crash of small aircraft in Shelby County corn field

FAIRLAND, Ind. — Indiana State Police are continuing an investigation into reports of a plane crash into a cornfield at 6300 N. County Road 325W in Shelby County at about 4:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Shelby County Sheriff deputies said when emergency responders arrived they could see smoke coming from the middle of a corn field. As they got closer they could see what appeared to be a severely damaged small aircraft with heavy smoke. After the fire was extinguished, the remains of one adult man was visible in the wreckage.

Troopers continued to examine the damaged aircraft and later that evening the remains of a second adult male was located in the wreckage.  At this point of the investigation it is unclear if there was anyone else in the aircraft.

Troopers waited at the scene for the arrival of federal investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration who will handle the investigation into the circumstances of the crash. Any further information about this incident will be released by the FAA or the Shelby County Coroner’s Office.

The Indiana State Police is being assisted by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County EMA and the Shelby County Coroner. This investigation remains active and there is no further information to release at this time.