One killed in Fountain County plane crash

(WLFI Photo)

FOUNTAIN COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – One person was killed when a plane crashed in Fountain County Saturday afternoon, Indiana State Police confirm.

Police say around 1:30 p.m., ISP and the Fountain County Sheriff’s Department were advised of a plane crash on Covered Bridge Road, about three miles south of Attica.

Preliminary information from police is that what appears to be an Ultra-Light aircraft crashed near the Rob Roy Covered Bridge.

Officials say 72-year-old Charles H. Coffing, from Covington, Ind., was killed in the crash.

Police say Coffing was flying the aircraft when for an unknown reason, the plane nosedived into the ground.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were notified. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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