Fatal Plane Crash Victims Identified

With the assistance of the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, notification has been made to the family of both occupants involved in the fatal plane crash near State Road 47 and County Road 800 E. The deceased have been identified as:

  • Benjamin Corbet, 21, Franklin, IN
  • Kristen Green, 28, Swisher, IA

*The original release can be found below.

The Indiana State Police are currently assisting the Federal Aviation Administration with the investigation of an airplane crash. The crash occurred in a field near the intersection of State Road 47 and County Road 800 East in Montgomery County.

This morning at approximately 10:20 a.m., The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a small plane had crashed in a field. First Responders arrived on the scene, confirmed that a plane had crashed, and requested the assistance of the Indiana State Police to investigate.

There were two individuals in the plane who were pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by the Montgomery County Coroner. Their names are being withheld until proper identification and notification has been made to their next of kin.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been contacted and the crash scene will be turned over to the FAA. The Indiana State Police will continue to assist the FAA, however, any determinations made relating to the cause of the crash will be released by their agency concluding a thorough investigation.

3 Comments

  1. As a Fomer pilot I see too many of these accidents happening. In my view it’s a result of insufficient training. Most are Pilot error. I am a believer in Geting Instrument Rating. When I was training many years I got my Commercial Instrument & Multi engine rating. Also practice 2 or 3 times a week

    • Another article I read about this showed that it was from Indianapolis lift academy, so I assume that this was an instructional ride.

  2. A quick check of the airman registry shows Kristen was a commercial pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings. She was a certified flight instructor for airplane single engine and instrument. Ben held no ratings.

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