Coroner identifies both men killed in ultralight plane crash

Coroner identifies both men killed in ultralight plane crash
Updated: Oct. 6, 2020 at 4:07 PM CDT
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POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Posey County Sheriff Tom Latham says they are investigating a double fatality ultralight crash.

It happened Tuesday morning in an area near Meinschein Road and Davis Road.

The Sheriff says two men were killed in the crash. The Posey County Coroner identifies the victims as 75-year-old William Rohland, of Garden Grove, California, and 57-year-old Michael Schlichtman, of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

The coroner says an autopsy will be done Wednesday at 9 a.m.

The Sheriff’s Office is working with the FAA and NTSB in this investigation.

“And we’re going to have to rely upon those services from the FAA and the NTSB in efforts of determining that," said Sheriff Latham. "With their investigation, they’ll hopefully be able to a cause of what the purpose of the crash was.”

The Sheriff says so far, all they know is the men flew from an airfield south of where the crash happened. Deputies say both men were still belted in their seats.

Sheriff Latham says sheriff deputies will be out securing the scene until the investigation is complete.

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