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Small Plane Crashes in Hopkinsville, Ky.

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UPDATE (9:00 p.m.): Mike Creed's injuries may be more serious than his son believed, as he is listed in serious condition.

UPDATE (5:00 p.m.): The site has been cleared and lanes are now open.


A single-engine airplane crashed Thursday afternoon around 1:50 p.m. near the Hopkinsville Airport, closing northbound lanes of the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway between mile marker 7 and 8, according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Information Officer Keith Todd.

Officials told WHOP that a father and son were in the plane and crashed on the shoulder of the parkway. They had to make an emergency landing and aimed for the parkway but landed on the shoulder instead. They have been identified as Mike Creed, 58, and Benjamin Creed, 20, both of Hopkinsville. According to the birthdate given, the crash took place on the father's birthday. He was airlifted to a hospital. 

The son told WKDZ that he is alright and that his father will be alright.

"My dad is going to be OK. He just has a nice little gash and a broken wrist," he said.

The southbound lanes are open but will be closed at some point. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. The area is expected to take four hours to clear.

Todd said the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is helping police establish a detour.

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