No one injured in crash that causes plane to lose landing gear, wing

UPDATE @ 8:25 p.m.:

No one was injured in a plane crash Saturday evening at the Darke County Airport.

The pilot, Charles White, 77, of Gallatin, Tennessee, attempted to land the 1999 Piper Saratoga, a single-engine aircraft, eastbound on the main runway, according to a release. The plane veered off the left side of the runway and came to rest in a farm field.

There was no fire or explosion during the incident, but one of the landing gears and the left wing did come off during the crash.

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White and the owner of the aircraft, Jeffrey Kingsbury, 66, of Gallatin, Tenn., were not injured in the crash and did not receive medical treatment at the scene, read the release.

Darke County deputies, along with Versailles Fire, Versailles Rescue, the Darke County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Team, and the FAA all assisted at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.:

Crews are out on the runway and keeping the gates closed at the Darke County Airport while they investigate the plane crash.

Officials told our crew on scene the plane lost a wing and is now inoperable and cannot fly. 

We are working to learn more.


Officials are investigating the cause of a plane crash that occurred a little before 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Darke County Airport in Versailles, according to dispatch.

According to dispatch, no injuries were reported.

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We are working to learn the cause and how many people were involved.

We will update this page as more information becomes available.

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