posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 06:14 PM
I just missed seeing this. I've been stuck here in Indiana, at the school for the company that I'm working for. We were on the school's bus heading
back to the hotel, leaving the school at 11am. About 20 minutes later, we were at the Greyhound station in Gary dropping off someone that was
catching a bus somewhere, when we started hearing sirens, and seeing police cars. As we left the station, we saw smoke coming up from the woods, with
a helicopter circling nearby, and the police with the road blocked off.
Later in the evening, I was watching the news, and they said that a small plane was flying into Gary, from Tennessee, and was expected to land around
1130am, when it disappeared. It was found to have crashed into the woods, 200 yards from a school, behind a shopping center. The wreckage covered
about a 40 foot area, and the crash killed the pilot. There is a report that there was a passenger on board, and the fire department spokesperson
reported finding two burned up bodies in the area.
GARY | At least one person is confirmed dead following the crash of a small plane Wednesday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Personnel from the Gary police and fire departments, the Lake County coroner's office and Lake County Sheriff's Department were on the scene of the
crash, which was reported to authorities about 11:20 a.m. The crash happened in a wooded area east of 7th Avenue and Clark Road, near the West Gary
Lighthouse Charter School and Preparatory Academy and the city-owned Brunswick Center.
One person was on board the Cirrus SR22, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory told The Times. However, Gary Fire Department Capt. Don Parker, a first
responder, said during a news conference it appeared at least two people were on board.
Gary Fire Chief Teresa Everett said the four-seat aircraft was en route to Gary after leaving Smyrna, Tenn., at 9:25 a.m. Wednesday. Gary fire
personnel worked to extinguish flames after the crash and worked to contain the scene. The Gary/Chicago International Airport is located about two
miles northwest of where the crash happened.
edit on 10/3/2012 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)