Jet And C150 Collide, Two Killed


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Two people died when a Cessna 150 collided with a Cessna 525 Citation jet on the runway at Marion Municipal Airportin Indiana on Monday afternoon, the FAA has reported. The C150 was attempting to take off to the southeast, at about 5:09 p.m., when it struck the tail of the Citation, which had just landed from the north. The tail of the jet was shorn off, and the C150 crashed and caught fire. The pilot and passenger in the 150, both from Indiana, were killed. The jet is registered to Avis Corporation, according to the local NewsChannel15. Five people, including the crew, were on board, and none were hurt.

The airport, about 50 miles north of Indianapolis, has no control tower, and pilots coordinate via CTAF. The NTSB will investigate.

Update: Officials identified the victims as Kyle M. Hibst and David Wittkamper, both 31-years-old from Elwood. They had served as volunteer firefighters at the Pipe Creek Fire Department out of Madison County.