SPENCER CO., Ky. (WHAS11) – Kentucky State Police reports that there was a plane crash in Spencer County.

The accident happened just around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday night.

The FAA is investigating after a Piper PA28 plane went down at a private airstrip at the Little Mount International Airport.

Officials said that the plane was attempting to take off, that is when the accident occurred.

The pilot was 60-year-old Stan Thompson. He was able to escape the burning wreckage.

Thompson only suffered minor injuries was transported to University of Louisville Hospital.