Victims in deadly plane crash identified as firefighters

Police said the single-engine plane they were on was taking off when it clipped a small jet that had just landed.

Posted: Apr 3, 2018 11:20 PM

MARION, Ind. (WFFT) - The two people killed in a plane crash in Marion have been identified.

The Pipe Creek Fire Department in Elwood posted on Facebook identifying firefighters Kyle Hibst and David Wittkamper as the victims.

Police said the single-engine plane they were on was taking off when it clipped a small jet that had just landed.

The plane with the firefighters on board burst into flames.

The NTSB is investigating the crash.

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