Two taken to hospital after small plane crashes in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Two people were taken to the hospital after a plane crashed in Lexington.
The fire department tell us the crash happened around 8:20 Wednesday morning, near the 4900 block of Athens Walnut Hill, in a private driveway on Four Seasons Farm.
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A spokesperson for Blue Grass Airport confirms the plane departed the airport around 8 a.m.
We’re told two people were onboard the small two-seater aircraft. One person suffered minor injuries, the other is OK. Both were taken to an area hospital to get checked out.
The plane hit a power pole, which knocked out power to people in the area for several hours.
“I woke up to all the power off around here, and the fire department and the police going over the hill. I went down there to go see, but can’t really get close enough to see anything,” said a person who lives in the area.
Neighbors tells us they did not hear the crash, but knew something was wrong when they saw emergency vehicles.
“That was the first I ever heard of it today,” Jeremy Williams said. “When I woke up, the TV wasn’t even on. I was like something got to be wrong. I came outside and heard all the noise.”
Records show the biplane is registered to a man who lives in Fayette County. Flight instructor Don Evans is familiar with the aircraft.
“This particular aircraft, I believe, was flown in the World War II-type era,” Evans said.
He says these planes are designed to land in non-airport areas.
“There’s a saying that ‘any landing you walk away from is a good landing, even if it’s a crash landing.’ So, that’s the good news here,” Evans said.
Federal authorities are investigating what caused the crash.
Authorities have reopened Athens Walnut Hill.
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