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7 dead in Kentucky plane crash

There were no survivors from the crash of the twin-engine Cessna 401, which took off from Kickapoo Airport in Wichita Falls, Texas.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2006 14:15 IST

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.