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UPDATE: Russell Kotlarek, Thomas Saccio Killed in Monroe County, Indiana

MONROE COUNTY, IN — Both Russel Kotlarek and Thomas Saccio were killed in a plane crash in Monroe County, Indiana on Thursday, September 18th, 2014. The news source from The Indy Star said that the accident happened near Monroe County Airport.

51-year-old Russell Kotlarek and 72-year-old Thomas Saccio were killed when the plane they were in crashed in southern Indiana. Officials said that the plane went down moments after radioing that there may have been something wrong with the plane.

Kotalarek and Saccio were pronounced dead on the scene when they arrived.

The investigation into the crash is currently underway.

Scene of the Accident


With any kind of aviation accident like this, I always encourage a closer look through an independent investigation. Why? Because the National Transportation Safety Board is in charge of every aviation accident in the country. Due to their massive backlog, investigations can take up to a year or a year and a half, which burns up a significant portion of time in which families of victims can act. The independent investigation can give families the answers their looking for, and can get them significantly faster than a government agency can. Moving swiftly in these kinds of accidents can yield an advantage, and there is nothing swift about an NTSB investigation.

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