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Kentucky small plane crash leaves 4 dead

Four people are dead in Kentucky after a small plane crashed in the Barren County Sunday afternoon.

The plane — a single-engine Piper PA-32 — crashed before 2:30 pm in the near of Glasgow, Fox 17 Nashville reported, citing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Four killed in a plane crash in a wooded area in the vicinity of Glasgow, Kentucky. Research stopped for the night by the rain and the lack of light. FAA will arrive on scene tomorrow: https://t.co/rbLSKkAQ65 pic.twitter.com/gELg8BLY3P

— FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) November 12, 2017

The plane was on the way to Lake Cumberland Regional Airport in Somerset, which is just under 80 km south-east of Glasgow.

A Kentucky state trooper confirmed four people have died after the plane hit tree tops before crash-landing in the nearby woods.

A part of the aircraft was lodged between the big branches in a tree, and the debris was scattered at least 200 yards, the state trooper said.

The names of the victims were not immediately released.

The FAA, according to Fox 17, is investigating the incident, and will be on the site of the accident on the Monday morning. The National Transportation Safety Board also will investigate the crash.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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