Four die as Indiana plane crashes off Bahamas
An Indiana man was piloting a small plane that crashed in the Bahamas.
Eyewitness News has confirmed Anthony Wishart from Fishers as the pilot. All four people on board were killed in the crash. The pilot held a valid license for single engine aircraft.
The identities of the other three passengers are still unknown, but all are believed to be Americans. They include a man and two women.
Records show the plane was registered to a company in Cicero, Indiana. A report from the Bahamian Civil Aviation Department's Flight Standard Inspectorate posted on shows the Cirrus SR22 was registered to First Class Flyers, LLC, with the Indiana address.
The plane took off from Grand Bahamas Sunday morning and crashed off the coast. The Bahamian report said the local sightseeing flight in the area of Freeport apparently ditched in low waters approximately seven miles north of the Freeport Control Tower.
Emergency response teams found plane debris scattered in the Atlantic.
The weather at the time of the crash indicated light wind, broken clouds and visibility greater than ten miles.