NEW INFO: Pilot in Indiana plane crash that killed 3 had Wisconsin ties

Published: Feb. 25, 2018 at 12:15 PM CST
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We're learning new information in the Indiana plane crash that killed three people, including a prominent Wisconsin dairy farmer and business owner.

The crash happened Thursday night when a Cessna 441 Conquest Turboprop plane crashed in a muddy field in Carroll County, Indiana. Indiana State Police say there were no survivors.

The victims were John Pagel, his son-in-law Steve Witcpalek, and the pilot of their plane, Nathan Saari. Pagel was president of Edge - a dairy farmer cooperative. Saari's family and Jamie Mara, the director of public relations for the Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, says Saari was originally from Marquette, Michigan, and had been living in Bellevue, Wisconsin - near Green Bay - for the past two months.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, which is standard procedure for aircraft incidents.