Two taken to hospital after small plane crashes in Lexington

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Lt. Chris Van Brackel with the Lexington Police Department confirmed to FOX 56 that a small plane with two seats crashed in the area of Athens Boonesboro Road.(Lexington Fire Dept.)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – 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.

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.

“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.”

KU is on scene trying to get the power on.

The fire dept tells us there is no threat to public safety, but the road will be shut down for several hours as crews to clean up.

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