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.
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.