Kentucky governor says multiple fatalities from plane crash

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a small plane has crashed in southern Kentucky, and Gov. Matt Bevin said there were multiple fatalities.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the Beechcraft Bonanza crashed in Hopkinsville at about 12:30 p.m. CDT Friday. She said the wreckage is spread over a wide area.

 

According to the Christian County Judge Executive, Steve Tribble, a man and woman from Iowa died in the crash. They were heading to Muscle Schoals, Alabama.

 

Tribble said witnesses did not report hearing engine problems and described the plane’s engines as having “full speed.”

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.

© 2017 Associated Press


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