Luck and skill was on their side as two people escaped serious injuries in a late Monday evening plane crash on Ferdinand’s southwest side.
Indiana State Police say at around 11 o’clock last night, a 1966 single engine fixed wing Cessna 150 crashed between the loading docks and truck trailer parking area of Plant 22 of Masterbrand Cabinets located along the 600 block of West Third Street in Ferdinand.
Police say two people on board, 52-year old Gregory Solsrud and 18-year old Passenger Winston Solsrud both of Georgia were taken by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the plane came down and skidded on a parking lot before hitting an embankment and overturned.
They say the aircraft missed powerlines, a building and parked cars and trailers.
Also, police say there were no injuries to any employees of MasterBrand and only very minor property damage to the embankment.
The Primary cause of the crash is still under investigation and investigators with the Federal Avaiation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified to look into the incident.
Indiana State Police Trooper Steve Nolan is the investigating trooper. ISP Sergeant Chad Dick assisted in the investigation.
All efforts were made by the Indiana State Police not to impede normal operations of the factory or its employees.
The Ferdinand Police Department, the Dubois County Sheriffs Department, the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Hospital EMS and officials with the the Huntingburg Airport all assisted at the scene.