Names of those involved in fatal plane crash released

The Carroll County Coroner's Office released the names of those who were involved in the fatal plane crash last Thursday.

Posted: Feb. 27, 2018 3:20 PM
Updated: Feb. 27, 2018 4:03 PM

Carroll County, Ind. (WLFI) — The Carroll County Coroner's Office released the names of those who were involved in the fatal plane crash last Thursday.

Related: No survivors after Wisconsin-bound plane crashes near Rossville

On Thursday, February 22, a plane being piloted by 35-year-old Nathan W. Saari of Marquette Michigan crashed just north of Rossville. The plane was also carrying two passengers, 58-year-old John T. Pagel and 39-year-old Steven M. Witcpalek both of Kewaunee Wisconsin. Family members have been notified.

According to a press release, officers from the Indiana State Police, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, and conservation officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources responded to a reported plane crash, in a field at 8:00 p.m. near Carroll County Roads 500 West and 600 South.

The preliminary evidence indicated the plane was a Cessna 441 Conquest Turboprop which had taken off from the Eagle Creek Airport in Indianapolis. It is believed the plane was in route to Green Bay, WI.

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