Instructor, student pilot hurt in crash
GREENWOOD (AP) — A flight instructor whose plane crashed while he was giving a lesson has told police the craft had engine problems.
Police say 65-year-old Dennis Rumley of Greenwood and 38-year-old student pilot Brent Abshier of Indianapolis were injured in the crash of the single-engine Cessna aircraft Tuesday morning in a farm field just south of Indianapolis.
Rumley, a flight instructor for Jeff Air Pilot Services, which operates from the Greenwood Municipal Airport, told police he noticed mechanical problems before the crash landing.
Greenwood Assistant Police Chief Matthew Fillenwarth tells The Indianapolis Star that Rumley was hospitalized for a head laceration to the head and Abshier was hospitalized for complaints of pain.
Search suspended for missing hiker
EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — Eagle County authorities say poor weather has forced them to suspend their search for a hiker who was separated from his group and hasn’t been seen since Friday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office says the search for 39-year-old James C. McGrogan, who had been working at a hospital in northern Indiana, was suspended at noon Tuesday. It’s unclear when the search will resume.
Fellow hikers said McGrogan decided to continue ahead of the group during a break on a trip to the Eiseman Hut north of Vail. McGrogan had a large pack with food, water, medical supplies, a GPS and other tools.