A Chicago-bound jet crashed in southern Indiana shortly after taking off from a local airport Friday, and investigators believe everyone on board the small twin-engine plane was killed, according to police.
Flight plans indicate that three people were on board when the plane left Clark Regional Airport on its way to Chicago's Midway Airport, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham said.
It wasn't immediately clear who owned the plane, which the National Transportation Safety Board identified as a Cessna Citation.
Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin said he didn't expect officials on Friday to confirm the identities of those killed in the crash. Goodin said police were securing the crash site until federal investigators arrive.
The jet crashed around 11:30 a.m. in a rural area near Memphis, Indiana, which is about 15 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. Noel said it appears the plane crashed shortly after taking off from the airport, which is about 10 miles from the crash site.
NTSB spokesman Eric Weiss said no information on a possible crash cause was immediately available. Federal investigators were expected to arrive at the scene Saturday.