Incline Village couple ID'd as victims of Indiana plane crash

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INCLINE VILLAGE, NV (KOLO) The Coroner's Office in Hancock County, Indiana has released the names of two Incline Village people killed in a plane crash.

Photo courtesy Sierra Nevada College

The couple has been identified as 75-year-old Robert Holman and his wife, 61-year-old Robin Holman.

The Cessna Citation jet left Indianapolis Regional Airport and crashed into a field about a half mile east of the airport early the afternoon of May 22, 2019. The cause of the crash has not been determined.

The plane was headed toward Minden-Tahoe Airport. The victims were the only two on board.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

Sierra Nevada College released the following statement about the couple:

"Robert and Robin Holman were very dear to our institution and community. Their involvement here had, and will continue to have, significant impact on our programs and students. Robin was a member of the SNC Tahoe Board of Trustees for several years. Robert and Robin had a passion for the arts and were instrumental in acquiring the Holman Media Arts Center, which houses our 2D, 3D, Ceramic and Digital arts facilities. They also helped establish our first community college-based extension center at Lake Tahoe Community College. The greatness of the Holmans’ influence on the students of Sierra Nevada College can never be summed by any measure. We are humbled by the vision of the world they supported through their leadership in our community, and grateful for the inclusion of SNC in that vision.

"A vigil and community conversation in honor of them was held on campus this past Tuesday. Community members created luminaries honoring the Holman’s in the art studios that bears their name and then gathered for conversation in the Prim Library after."

Chris Lanier from the Fine Arts Department released this statement on his facebook page:

“They were model donors, too – always asking what we needed, and how their donation could best support our students. They clearly got involved with the college because of a genuine love of art – and they often showed up to Art Department events, – they showed up to several student BFA shows, with a genuine interest in their work, and that sparkle in the eye that can't be faked.”

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