3 people, 1 dog killed in Indiana plane crash

A plane crashed and caught on fire Saturday night in Oldenburg. (ISP)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. (WKRC) - Three people and a dog are dead after a small plane crashed Saturday night near Oldenburg, Indiana.

Indiana State Police confirmed the crash happened around 9 p.m. in a wooded area behind a residence along Hamburg Road near Senft Road.

The plane was on fire at the time police arrived. Firefighters were able to put those flames out.

The plane, a single-engine Cessna, was in route from Kansas City, Missouri to Frederick, Maryland, according to information obtained by the ISP from the Federal Aviation Administration. It is unclear at this time what caused the plane to crash.

Police said three people were on board and all three were found dead at the scene. Police also found a dead dog. Another dog survived the crash and was taken to see a vet.

ISP said autopsies will be done on the three victims. Their names will not be released until the Franklin County Coroner's Office can confirm their identities and speak with their next of kin.

ISP is conducting a joint investigation with the FAA and the NTSB. The investigation is ongoing and may last several weeks.

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