Monday, June 13, 2016

Cessna 150, N102DK: Fatal accident occurred June 13, 2016 at Butler Field Airport (IN46), Rockville, Adams Township, Parke County, Indiana


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Indianapolis FSDO-11

NTSB Identification: CEN16FA216
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 13, 2016 in Rockville, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N102DK
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On June 13, 2016, at 0957 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150F airplane, N102DK, impacted terrain while departing from Butler Field Airport (IN46), Rockville, Indiana. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions existed at the time of the accident. The flight departed without a flight plan and was destined for Eagle Creek Airpark (EYE), Indianapolis, Indiana. 

According to a witness mowing grass at IN46, the airplane lifted off near midfield from the 2,081 x 65 ft turf runway. The witness noticed the airplane initially climb with a high pitch attitude, but did not observe the subsequent climb out or accident. The airplane struck the top of trees located about 1,125 ft from the departure end of the runway and came to rest about 125 ft beyond the initial tree strike. A post-crash fire ensued.

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PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) The investigation is on-going after two died in a plane crash Monday morning in Parke County.

The Parke County Sheriffs Office reported on Monday that the Cessna 150 crashed shortly after take-off from Butler Airfield, which is just south of Rockville.

Both occupants died in the accident after it crashed in a wooded area behind a home. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

One of the identities of the two who died in the crash was released Tuesday afternoon. That person was Kurt M. Waugh, 44 of Rockville and was the pilot of the plane.

Wednesday morning, the second victim was identified as Kimberly D. Heald-Chaplin, 39 of Terre Haute

The cause of death has been ruled as blunt force trauma for both Waugh and Heald-Chaplin.

Officials reported the identity of the second victim will be released at a later time after further testing and procedures are performed.

Parke County Sheriff Cole reports the National Transportation Safety Board as well as the FAA continue to investigate this accident.

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PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The Parke County Sheriff’s Office reports two people are dead after a small plane crash Monday morning in Parke County just south of Rockville.

PCSO reports the small, single engine aircraft crashed in a wooded area near Butler Airfield around 10 a.m. and that both occupants inside the plane were pronounced dead at the scene.

Parke County Sheriff Justin Cole reports the FAA was responding and the National Transportation Safety Board reports they are investigating as well.

NTSB stated the crash involved a Cessna 150 and the accident was during take-off.

Officials report they have not identified the two who died in the accident but autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday at Regional Hospital.

According to, Butler Field Airport is a privately owned airfield and houses seven, single engine airplanes.

Original article can be found here: 

ROCKVILLE, Ind. -- Two people were killed Monday when their plane crashed in Parke County.

The small, single-engine aircraft crashed into a wooded area just after takeoff from Butler Field Airport in Rockville, Indiana, around 10 a.m. Monday.

The Parke County Sheriff's Department said both occupants of the plane were killed in the crash.

The identities of the victims weren't being released pending notification of their families.

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The Parke County Sheriff's office confirms that two occupants in a plane crash in central Parke County south of Rockville this morning were pronounced dead at the scene.

Positive identification has yet to be made. Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

An investigator from the Federal Aviation Administration is on the scene of the crash and the National Transportation Safety Board has personnel en route to the crash site.

Deputy Shay Vandivier of the Parke County Sheriff's Department confirmed that the small, single engine aircraft was found in a wooded area northeast of the intersection of Catlin Road and County Road 200 South.

The location of the crash is about a half-mile west of Butler Airfield, a deputy at the scene said.

The crash occurred at about 10 a.m. shortly after takeoff from a grass runway at Butler Airfield.

The cornfield adjacent to the scene has been restricted with yellow crime scene tape.

Sheriff Justin Cole said notification of family is ongoing.

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