Pilot identified in ultralight fatal

Photo courtesy Indiana State Police Jasper Post

From Local Sources

ORLEANS ­— Authorities have identified the Orange County resident killed in an ultralight crash Monday night in northern Orange County.

Pronounced dead at the scene of the crash was Adam Hill, 42, Orleans, according to Indiana State Police at the Jasper Post.

Orange County 911 Dispatch received a call just before 9 p.m. Monday reporting an ultralight had crashed in an open field.

Initially, according to state police, Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene and located the ultralight along with one occupant still entrapped.

Shortly thereafter, troopers from the Jasper Post, emergency medical services and Rural District 2 Volunteer Fire Department also arrived on scene.

Orange County Coroner Aaron Kemple pronounced Hill deceased.

The FAA is at the scene investigating the cause of the crash and National Transportation Safety Board officials are en route.

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