Plane crash under investigation in Jackson County

Photo courtesy of Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers.

A small plane crashed in Jackson County early Saturday morning, but no one was injured.

31-year-old Chad Lowe, of Crossville, Tenn., was flying his 1962 Piper Colt through the area when it had engine failure at about 1 a.m. Saturday. He crashed into a dense grove of trees in the Jackson-Washington State Forest near Skyline Drive, according to Indiana Department of Natural Resources conservation officers.

Officers report that Lowe escaped without injuries and then hiked to a nearby home for assistance.

Conservation officers were assisted at the scene by Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

The crash is under investigation by the FAA.