Flight instructor, student recovering after Zionsville plane crash

A plane crashed near Zionsville Executive Airport on April 21. (Submitted photo)

A plane crashed near Zionsville Executive Airport on April 21. (Submitted photo)

A flight instructor and his teenage student are recovering from non-life threatening injuries after being involved in a plane crash in Boone County.

Ronald W. McCormick, 70, and a 17-year-old male flagged down help from a passerby in the 600 block of S County Road 1200 E in Zionsville shortly before 5 p.m. April 21. They were transported to St. Vincent Hospital and are both expected to make a full recovery.

Authorities said the aircraft was based out of Indianapolis Executive Airport, which is about a mile from the crash site.

Responding agencies include the Zionsville Police Dept., Zionsville Fire Dept. and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Boone Co. Sheriff Mike Nielsen interviewed McCormack as part of the investigation, which also included notifying the FAA and NTSB.


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