Home-built Experimental Aircraft Crashed in Fountain County: Pilot Killed

Sunday, May 11, 2014
By George Hatcher

experimental planeCharles Coffing of Covington, a 72-year-old man, was killed in a small plane crash in Fountain County, Indiana , near the Rob Roy covered bridge, north of Terre Haute.

The accident happened at 1:30 p.m. on May 9.

First-responders told that there was no sign of fire at the scene. Officials said that the plane was a home-built experimental aircraft approved by the FAA.

One of the eye-witnesses said that the plane “came down nose first into the ground.”

The National Transportation Safety Board and FAA are investigating the reasons of the crash.

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