Union Township Woman Reported Among Crash Victims

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November 11, 2013 — Reports say a small plane that crashed off the Bahamas’ northernmost island was registered to a central Indiana company and that one of the victims was a woman from northwestern Indiana, identified as Cynthia Mierzwa of Union Township in Porter County, as confirmed by her ex-husband.

Bahamas Police Superintendent Stephen Dean said the plane crashed Sunday in waters a few miles off Grand Bahama island and all four people aboard were killed.

Bahamas police say they have confirmed that four people were U.S. citizens aboard the single-engine plane.  Assistant Police Commissioner Emrick Seymour said Monday that he expects to disclose their names Tuesday.

The Cirrus SR22 plane was registered to First Class Flyers LLC in Cicero, Indiana, about 25 miles north of Indianapolis, where a telephone number listed for the company’s Indiana address was out of service.

Police say the small plane was destroyed when it crashed into the sea minutes after takeoff Sunday from an airport on Grand Bahama island.

Authorities say the bodies have been recovered.



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