Plane Crash in LaPorte County Kills Five

Five people are dead after a small plane crash in LaPorte County.

The plane went down near 200 North and 925 East after taking off from South Bend Regional Airport.

F.A.A. controller’s lost radar and radio contact with the 303 Cessna shortly after 8PM.

The Cessna 303, also called the Crusader, is a twin engine aircraft that holds a pilot and five passengers.

It has a maximum speed of 250 miles an hour.

It is a little over 30 feet long and has a wing span of 39 feet.

NTSB investigators are on their way to the crash site.

Officials say the plane was headed to Iowa and registered to CPRT Investment, a company based out of Iowa.

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