Names of Victims Of Elkhart County Plane Crash Released
By: Beth Swary - Friday, May 3, 2024

ELKHART COUNTY - The names of the two men who died in a plane crash on Tuesday, April 30 have been released.

Reports out of South Bend station WSBT-TV confirmed with officials the names of the two victims to be pilot, Wendell “Ray” Ridenour, and his passenger Bill Holdgrafer.

Both men were from Elkhart,

The small fixed-wing aircraft crashed near Bristol just before 2:20 p.m..

Reports out of South Bend state the plane flew from Elkhart to Coldwater where it landed at 12:22 p.m..

The plane then left the Coldwater airport at around 1:40 p.m. and crashed about 40 minutes later near the Indiana Toll Road.

The crash remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.


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