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UPDATE #2 - Kentucky State Police Reports Plane Crash

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (1/2/2015) - A few moments ago, KenCo News reported on a possible plane wreck in the Western Kentucky area (See original article and original updates at bottom of page). Now, at approximately 9:30 PM, the Kentucky State Police has provided the further information updating this case...

Search crews have located the wreckage of a small plane in a wooded area off of Buckberry Trail which runs off of KY 810 South.

Investigators on scene confirm four fatalities at the crash site. The fatalities account for the pilot and remaining passengers. Names of the deceased are withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin.


At approximately 6:30 PM CST, a 911 call was received from a Lyon County resident. The caller told police that a 7-year-old female had walked to his home reporting that she had been involved in a plane crash. The juvenile was in distress and was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

At the time of this release, a crash site has not been located, however; FAA Memphis Center has confirmed a distress call from a private aircraft in the vicinity of reported crash.

At this time, the Kentucky State Police, Lyon County Sheriff's Office, and multiple fire and rescue units are in the area conducting a search. The Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted and are also assisting.

Additional updates will be provided as they become available.


The Kentucky State Police has reported a possible Plane Crash in Western Kentucky.

KSP officials are stating that, as of around 8:00 PM today, Jan. 2, 2015, Troopers are responding to a reported plane crash near the area of KY 810 South in the Suwanee Community of Lyon County.

At the time of the release of this information, the crash site has not been found.

KSP , Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and multiple fire and rescue units are actively searching at this time.

KSP states that the Federal Aviation Administration has been contacted as well and are assisting in the search.

KSP has stated that further information will be released as soon as possible. KenCo News will keep you updated as new details are released. 

Information provided by the Kentucky State Police
Posted byJ.L. Graham
KenCo News