Crashed Plane's Engine Removed from C. Ind. House

By: AP
By: AP

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) -- Crews used a bulldozer to remove the charred engine of a home-built airplane from the central Indiana home that it crashed into.

The engine was loaded on a flatbed trailer on Sunday. Columbus police Lt. Matt Myers says it was taken to the Columbus Municipal Airport for a thorough inspection by federal investigators.

Pilot Gerald Clayton and passenger Dennis King were injured when the two-seat plane crashed in the neighborhood about a mile from the city's airport. No one else was hurt.

Accounts of witnesses about the plane's engine racing while it slowed down matched what King told investigators.

King was in fair condition at Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis, where Clayton remained in serious condition in its burn unit.

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