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Joint funeral for 2 firefighters killed in plane crash

Two firefighters killed last week in a collision between two planes in northeastern Indiana will be remembered Wednesday during a joint funeral service.

Posted: Apr. 9, 2018 9:53 AM

ELWOOD, Ind. (AP) — Two firefighters killed last week in a collision between two planes in northeastern Indiana will be remembered Wednesday during a joint funeral service.

Kyle Hibst and David Wittkamper died April 2 when the plane Hibst was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff at Marion Municipal Airport after it clipped a Cessna jet that was landing.

The men were both 31, lived in Elwood and were members of the Pipe Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department. Both were married in 2013 and Hibst and his wife had a young son.

The Herald Bulletin reports that Hibst's visitation will be held Monday at the Copher-Fesler-May Funeral Home in Elwood, followed on Tuesday by visitation there for Wittkamper.

A joint funeral service for the men will be held Wednesday morning at Elwood Junior/Senior High School.

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