Plane crash in Illinois kills seven
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The plane took off from an airport in Indianapolis. It crashed very early Tuesday morning. According to thesheriff, rescuers found all seven people dead. Coroner Kathleen Davis said they were killed by blunt force trauma.
An associate head coach of basketball and a deputy athletic director were among the dead in the crash, according to an email sent out byPresident Larry Dietz to students, staff, and faculty. Both of these people were a part of Illinois State University's athletic department, where, Dietz said, they were highly esteemed.
A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator said he didn't know yet why the plane turned away from its approach to a runway in , Ilinois, though he noted conditions of rain and fog. The NTSB is investigating the crash.
- David Mercer and Jason Keyser (Associated Press). "Illinois State athletic staffers among 7 dead in plane crash" — , April 7, 2015
- Illinois State staffers among 7 dead in plane crash" — , April 7, 2015