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Pipe Creek firefighters killed in plane crash laid to rest

Posted: 10:45 PM, Apr 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-11 18:24:15-04
Funerals set for firemen killed in plane crash
Funerals set for firemen killed in plane crash

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. -- Two Madison County firefighters who were killed when their plane crashed into another at a small airport in Grant County were laid to rest on Wednesday. 

David Wittkamper and Kyle Hibst were firefighters with the Pipe Township Fire Department in Elwood, Indiana. 

The Madison County community held a joint firefighter funeral for Hibst and Wittkamper at the Elwood Jr./Sr. High School. 

PHOTOS | Pipe Creek firefighters laid to rest

After the funeral, a  75-vehicle procession transported the Hibst and Wittkamper to Sunset Memorial Park where Wittkamper was laid to rest.

READ | Two Pipe Creek Township firefighters killed in Grant Co. plane crash

The firefighters died after the small plane there were aboard clipped the tail of a small jet on the runway at the Marion Municipal Airport. 

The FAA is now looking into the crash and its cause.

Both firefighters left behind wives. Hibst also had two small children.

READ | Two people killed after two small planes collide at Grant County airport

The department has also announced there is a memorial fund established to help the families, with all donations going directly to their relatives.

Donation can be mailed to:

Madison County Federal Credit Union
7953 East St Rd 28 
Elwood IN 46036 
Attn: Pipe Creek Fire Dept Memorial Fund 

or

Pipe Creek Fire Dept
6923 West St Rd 28
Elwood In 46036 
Attn: Pipe Creek Fire Dept Memorial Fund 

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