Investigation under way after deadly Hopkinsville plane crash

(Matt Blane)

UPDATE: (5 p.m.)

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.

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.

UPDATE: (2:45 P.M.)

An investigation is under way after a deadly plane crash in Hopkinville.

The Beechcraft Bonanza crashed along Shurdan Creek Road about 12:25 p.m. Friday.

Deputies with the Christian County Sheriff's Office said at least one person had died, but are unsure on the number of victims at this time.

Deputies said Ft. Campbell Army Airfield air traffic controllers, who operate in the area, had the last known contact with the plane.

The FAA and NTSB have been called on to investigate.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


Emergency crews are responding to a plane crash in Hopkinsville, Ky.

It happened about 12:25 p.m. Friday along Shurdan Creek Road, the Christian County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Fox 17 News. According to the FAA, the aircraft is a Beechcraft Bonanza.

ATV Specialties told Fox 17 the plane crashed into a wooded area on its property.

The Christian County Coroner has been called out to the scene.

The Christian County Sheriff's Office and Kentucky State Police are on scene.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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