Pilot injured in Montgomery Co. plane crash

A plane crashed in Crawfordsville on Sunday, July 5, 2015. (WLFI Photo)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – A pilot of a crop duster was injured when his plane clipped some power lines near County Road 600 South and U.S. 231 in Montgomery County.

The pilot was airlifted to an undisclosed Indianapolis hospital. The pilot’s identity and injuries have not been released

It happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and closed U.S. 231 due to power lines being down. The road remains closed in both directions at County Road 500 South. It’s expected to remain closed until at least Monday morning.

Crawfordsville Fire Chief Larry Patton said his department sent ambulance support and helped secure a landing spot for the helicopter at Southmont High School.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, the Indiana State Police, Crawfordsville Fire Department and the New Market Fire Department all worked the scene.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Safety Transportation Board have been contacted.

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