A pilot who was killed in a plane crash yesterday in Howard County has been identified.
Following an autopsy that was performed today at the request of the Howard County Coroner’s Office, the pilot was identified as Dr. Daniel P. Greenwald, M.D., of Tampa, Fla. Coroner Steven Seele said preliminary results indicated that Greenwald died as the result of blunt force trauma in direct correlation with the crash.
At this time, the final cause of death still is pending as the Howard County Sheriff’s Office and Howard County Coroner’s Office continue to work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
The crash occurred Sunday shortly after 5 p.m. Deputies from the Howard County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the southeast corner of SR 22 and CR 300 E. for reports of an airplane crash in a field.
Upon arrival, deputies located a twin-engine plane a few hundred yards from the roadway in a soybean field. Upon further investigation, deputies discovered the plane was occupied by a single person who was apparently deceased. Deputies then requested the Howard County coroner, who, upon arrival, pronounced the pilot deceased on scene at 5:02 p.m.
The HCSO was assisted on scene from members of the Kokomo Police Department, Indiana State Police, Kokomo Fire Department, Greentown Fire Department, Howard County Coroner’s Office, and the Howard County Emergency Management Agency.