1 dead in plane crash at Porter County Regional Airport

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VALPARAISO, Ind. — One person was killed in a single-passenger plane crash at the Porter County Regional Airport.

Officials say the accident happened around 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the airport in Valparaiso.

Authorities said the pilot died in the crash.

“Initial investigation by officers, and first responders on the scene showed only one pilot in the pilot seat at the time,” Sgt Jamie Erow in the Porter County Sheriff’s Office.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the circumstances that brought down the light aircraft.

“Until they can get into the airplane and be able to remove the deceased, they’ll be able to make sure there’s nobody else in the airplane,” Erow said.

So far, authorities have not identified the pilot.

Weather does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The FAA remains on the scene.

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