OLDENBURG, INDIANA (December 20, 2017) – Louis and April Cantilena were confirmed to be two of the three victims killed in a small plane crash near Oldenburg, Indiana on Saturday, according to a local news source. (map)
Dr. Louis Cantilena, a medical professor in Bethesda, Maryland had flown over to pick up his daughter Amy from med school in Kansas City. The two were also accompanied by friend of the family Paul Schuda. The plane was en route back to Maryland when it stopped in Columbus, Indiana, and then took off again. Shortly thereafter, the plane crashed for an unknown reason, killing all three on board.
63 year old Louis Cantlinena, his 31 year old daughter Amu, and Dr. Paul Schuda were confirmed to be the three victims on board the plane. The accident is being heavily investigated at this time by the NTSB. Paul Schuda was the director of the NTSB’s training facility in Arlington, VA, and both Schuda and Cantilena were members of the Civil Air Patrol.
The investigation has already recovered several key pieces from the crashed plane, including the engine, the tail section, and parts of the wings. The incident will remain under active investigation, and Lexton Law is still receiving updates at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”