May 26, 2018

Airplanes collide at Indiana airport, killing two firefighters (Nbcnews)

Airplanes collide at Indiana airport, killing two firefighters (Nbcnews)

Two firefighters were killed Monday when their single-engine airplane collided with a jet on an airport runway in Marion, Indiana, officials said.

The firefighters were identified as Kyle Hibst and David Wittkamper of Pipe Creek Township Fire Department, north of Indianapolis, according to a statement from Madison County Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

Hibst, whose wife is a member of the same fire department, was also the agency’s emergency medical services chief, the statement said. Wittkamper was a third-generation member of the fire department, having followed in the footsteps of his father and a grandfather, it said.

Both men were volunteer firefighters at the Pipe Creek Township Fire Department in Elwood, Grant County Coroner Chris Butche said. Read more

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