Small plane crash in Parke County, no injuries reported

Provided Photo, Lt. Kent Hutchins

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Officials have confirmed a small airplane crash in Parke County just west of the Putnam County line.

Indiana Conservation Lt. Kent Hutchins stated the crash happened just south of US Highway 36. The plane had engine failure, crashed into the edge of a cornfield and traveled an estimated 50 feet into the field before stopping.

Provided Photo, Lt. Kent Hutchins
Provided Photo, Lt. Kent Hutchins

“He did a very good job at controlling the descent,” Hutchins stated.

Hutchins also stated the pilot has both military aviation experience as well as general aviation experience.

The FAA registry shows the Cessna aircraft is registered to a Jack Hopkins out of Rockville. 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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