UPDATE: Coroner identifies pilot killed after small plane crash in Fishers
FISHERS, Ind. — The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office has identified the pilot who died after a small plane crashed in Fishers Thursday.
Hamilton County Coroner John Chalfin said 78-year-old Norman Levine, a Carmel resident, was killed in the crash. An autopsy will be conducted Friday to determine the cause of death.
Crews were called to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport, located at at 9913 Willow View Road in Fishers, near East 96th Street and Allisonville Road, around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority says the single-engine aircraft was approaching from the south to make a landing. It went down in a grassy area south of the runway. There was a fire, but it was extinguished.
An airport spokesperson confirmed a fatality in the crash Thursday. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating.
The airport, which accommodates about 24,000 flights per year, is currently closed as officials investigate.