Indiana Man Dies In Bahamas Plane Crash

A plane that crashed in the Bahamas, killing four people, was registered in Indiana.

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The group of sightseers were off the coast of Grand Bahama when their plane crashed.

Two men and two women died Sunday morning in the Bahamas when an airplane that was registered in Indiana crashed.

The plane crashed off the coast of Grand Bahama, and as WISH-TV reports, the pilot was a Fishers resident.

Police have identified one of the people who was killed as Fishers businessman Tony Wishart…Officials say Wishart radioed that the plane was “experiencing some engine problems” just minutes after takeoff.

The single engine Cirrus is registered to First Class Flyers LLC in Cicero, Indiana and the owner of the company has a Fishers address.

Authorities confirm the victims were all American citizens who were sightseeing. They had been expected to return to Grand Bahama International Airport.

Bahamian authorities located the bodies amid the plane wreckage at sea, but as the IndyStar reports, officials have not released the names of the other victims.

A statement from the Royal Bahamas Police Force said the aircraft was destroyed.

Contacted by The Star this morning, a spokeswoman for the Royal Bahamas Police said authorities were still trying to notify next of kin and would not yet identify those on board.

The Cirrus SR22 bore the license N432BC.

Network Indiana contributed to this report.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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