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Pilot killed in southern Indiana plane crash

A pilot from Kentucky died Saturday afternoon after a single-engine plane crash in southern Indiana.
A small plane crashed in Clark County Saturday afternoon. (Photo: ISP)

CLARK COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) – A pilot from Kentucky died Saturday afternoon after a single-engine plane crash in southern Indiana.

The crash happened around 3:25 p.m. Saturday.

State police say a passing motorist called 911 after spotting what appeared to be plane wreckage in a field off Flint Ridge Road near New Washington in Clark County.

According to preliminary investigation, a Cessna Skyhawk C172 single-engine plane departed Bowman Field in Louisville, KY, on Saturday a few minutes after 3 p.m.

Investigators believe the plane went down near New Washington around 3:23 p.m. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The pilot was identified as Joshua Warren, 30, of Louisville, Kentucky. Warren was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Warren was the only occupant of the plane.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have been contacted and are expected to arrive on Sunday to further the investigation.