CHRISTIAN COUNTY, KY
By Karla Ward
Two people died after a plane crashed in Christian County Friday.
Christian County Emergency Management Director Randy Graham said they were the only two people aboard the single-engine plane, which took off in Iowa and was bound for Alabama.
Graham said the remains of the victims were taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville for an autopsy. He declined to release the identities of the crash victims.
The crash site is in a wooded area about five miles northwest of Hopkinsville, Graham said.
Kathleen Bergen, spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration, told the Associated Press that the Beechcraft Bonanza crashed at about 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Communicators at the airfield at Fort Campbell had voice contact with the plane’s occupants but shortly afterward lost radar contact, Graham said.
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
Graham said the NTSB has an investigator at the scene talking with the landowner and witnesses who heard or saw the crash. A recovery team is being assembled to remove the wreckage, he said.
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Emergency crews are responding to a plane crash in Kentucky Friday afternoon.
WKRN News 2 reports that it happened before 1 p.m. Friday in the 8000 block of Shurdan Creek Road in Christian County near Hopkinsville.
Multiple were killed, although it’s unknown how many people onboard at the time of the crash, according to Deputy Chris Miller with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office.
Miller said there were no survivors.
Gov. Matt Bevin confirmed that there were multiple fatalities. He issued a statement in a tweet saying, “We’ve received word of a multiple fatality plane crash in Hopkinsville,” and asked for prayers for those affected.
It is unknown how many people were on-board the plane.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft is a a Beechcraft Bonanza. The wreckage is spread over a wide area.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
|A Beech 36 Bonanza plane|
Kentucky Gov. Bevin says multiple deaths from Hopkinsville plane crash
Updated: May 12, 2017 6:22 PM EST
Photo courtesy: WHOP AM/FM HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says multiple people died after a small plane crashed in Hopkinsville on Friday.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the Beechcraft Bonanza crashed in Hopkinsville at about 12:30 p.m. on Friday. She said the wreckage is spread over a wide area.
Bevin issued a statement in a tweet saying, "We've received word of a multiple fatality plane crash in Hopkinsville," and asked for prayers for those affected.
Local officials were not immediately available to provide information on the number of people on board or their conditions.
Beech 36 Bonanza
C/n / msn:
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Christian County, Hopkinsville, KY - United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport: Iowa
Destination airport: Alabama
The aircraft impacted wooded terrain northwest of Hopkinsville-Christian County Airport (KHVC) in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
The airplane was destroyed and the 2 occupants were fatally injured.
Communicators at the airfield at Fort Campbell had voice contact with the pilot but shortly afterward lost radar contact.