DELAWARE COUNTY (WISH) – Indiana State Police confirm that a plane crashed in Delaware County.
ISP says a 1990 single engine Ratheon plane crashed in a wooded area near Selma, just east of the Prairie Creek Reservoir. The crash was reported around 3:50 p.m. behind a home off of County Road 875 East.
The plane landed about a quarter of a mile behind the home in an area of recently cut trees after skidding through a corn field. The homeowner witnessed the plane go down.
“A big limb went through the windshield and just missed his head. Very very lucky guy. They had to cut the limb to get him out of the airplane,” said Jack Reece who witnessed the plane crash.
According to ISP Sgt. John Bowling, the pilot was the only person on board. The pilot, Richard Kingston age 59, was taken to to IU Health’s Ball Memorial Hospita. His injuries were believed to be non-threatening.
No information about the planes flight information was available. It was unclear what caused the crash.
The FAA will continue to investigate.