One killed in small plane crash in Franklin County

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Three people and a dog were killed - and another dog survived - when a plane crashed in IN on Saturday, authorities said.

A dog was the only survivor after a plane heading to Maryland crashed Saturday night, killing three people and another dog.

A second dog survived the crash and showed up at a nearby home, according to Indiana State Police.

The plane crashed about 9:10 p.m.in a wooded area northwest of Oldenburg, Ind.

Indiana State Police released this photo showing the tail of a single-engine Cessna that crashed in southeastern Indiana Saturday night. Authorities also found a dead dog.

One killed in small plane crash in Franklin County

Fire personnel were able to make it to the crash scene and extinguish the flames.

Another dog survived the crash and was found at a nearby residence. Cincinnati Air Traffic Control reported that a plane that was being tracked disappeared from RADAR in the area where the crash was reported, Wheeles said.

The cause of the crash is unknown, but Wheeles said state police are working closely with the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause.

On Monday, Dec.18, autopsies will be performed on all three victims of the crash.

Firefighters arrived quickly to douse and clear the wreckage, but Wheeles estimated it could take days to clean up the scene.

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