SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — Two people were injured in southeastern Kentucky when the small plane they were aboard crashed after takeoff.
WLEX-TV said the crash happened around 4 p.m. EDT in the Bronston community of Pulaski County near a private airport with a grass field. Witness Jeremy Thompson told the station the two men were able to walk up a hill to meet emergency responders.
Pulaski County officials said the 55 year-old pilot and his 54-year-old passenger were airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital. They are both listed in fair condition.
The station said the plane is registered in Tennessee.
The Commonwealth Journal said the crash happened after the airplane took off from Boss Airport off Jacksboro Road. The National Transportation Safety Board and federal aviation administration are now investigating.