2 Killed in Ultralight Plane Crash in Posey County

Two men were killed on Tuesday in an ultralight plane crash in Posey County, Indiana.

Posted: Oct 6, 2020 10:36 AM
Updated: Oct 6, 2020 4:23 PM

Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham says two people died on Tuesday in an ultralight plane crash.

According to Sheriff Latham, the crash happened in a field just north of Meinschein Rd and West Davis Rd.

At the scene of the crash, Deputies with the Posey County Sheriff's Office located two men who were later identified as 75-year-old William Rohland of Garden Grove, California, and 57-year-old Michael Schlichtman of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Sheriff Latham says Rohland was piloting the aircraft, and that Schlichtman was a passenger, and that both men were still belted in the seats when they were found.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

An autopsy of the victims is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Posey County Morgue.

The  Federal Aviation Administration, Posey County EMS, Black and Marrs Twp. Fire Departments and Posey County Coroner’s Office were also on scene.

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