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.
First Published: Aug 29, 2006 12:28 IST