August 29, 2006

Small plane crash in Kentucky kills 7

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (Reuters) - A small plane crashed on
Monday in rugged southeastern Kentucky and killed all seven
people aboard, a day after Sunday's fatal airliner crash in
Lexington, Kentucky, aviation authorities said.

There were no survivors from the crash of the twin-engine
Cessna 401, which took off from Kickapoo Airport in Wichita
Falls, Texas, and was headed for the airport in Hazard,
Kentucky, the state police said.

A witness called police to say a plane had gone down in the
mountainous, heavily wooded area and smoke was visible.

"It's a very remote area with very steep terrain," state
emergency management spokesman Buddy Rogers said.

The crash follows Sunday's accident in which Comair Flight
5191 went off a short runway at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport
and exploded in flames, killing 49 of the 50 aboard.