Federal authorities investigate small plane crash in Indiana

DARLINGTON, Ind. — Federal authorities investigated Sunday after a single-engine plane carrying two people from a flight school crashed in central Indiana.

No details were immediately released on the conditions of the people on board.

The plane crashed in a field just outside Darlington around 10:30 a.m., according to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Tammy Jones. She said preliminary reports showed two people were on board the plane that left the Lift Academy in Indianapolis, roughly 50 miles (80.47 kilometers) away, before 10 a.m.

The Montgomery County sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post that an intersection outside of Darlington was closed because of an accident and would remain so for “an extended amount of time” during the investigation.

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Twitter that an agency investigator was responding to the scene.

The county sheriff’s office did not have further information, saying a news briefing was planned for later Sunday.

Messages left for the Lift Academy and Indiana State Police weren’t immediately returned.