Southwestern Indiana plane crash kills lone person aboard

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MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a southwestern Indiana man died when his small plane crashed into a field near the Ohio River.

The Posey County Coroner’s Office says the crash Friday afternoon killed 64-year-old Duane Daws of Mount Vernon. He was the only person aboard the plane.

Indiana State Police Sgt. Todd Ringle says the crash damage left aircraft nearly unrecognizable.

Ringle says representatives of the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration were traveling to the crash site about 15 miles west of Evansville.