ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Action News has learned a businessman from Saint Augustine is among the fatalities in a plane crash in Indiana.
The single-engine plane crashed Wednesday morning into a wooded area about a mile from the Gary Airport.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration the plane, a Cirrus SR22 aircraft, was registered to Gandy AIR LLC in St. Augustine, Fla.
The local man who owns that plane and company is Patsy Crisafi. A phone call to the business rang unanswered on Wednesday. Sources tell Action News, he is one of two people who died in the crash.
According to the FAA, the pilot of the plane was killed. They have not released that person's identity.
Friends and coworkers of Crisafi tell Action News he is a pilot. They say he typically stores his plane at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport.
We still do not know if Crisafi was flying this plane.
The single-engine plane slammed into the ground about 400 yards from a school with hundreds of children inside. The school was locked down for a period of time on Wednesday.
Officials at the Gary/Chicago airport say they did not received a distress signal before the plane went down.