Officials identify pilot killed in Breathitt County plane crash


BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WDKY) – Kentucky State Police have released new details on the deadly single-engine plane crash that happened Monday in Breathitt County.

Troopers say when crews got to the scene near the intersection of KY-1812 and KY-378, they found the plane in a field and engulfed in flames.

On Tuesday, the FAA along with the National Transportation Safety Board launched their investigation, and identified the victim as 62-year-old Timothy Michael Pankiewicz of Green Cove Springs, Florida.

KSP says the flight originated in Florida with a destination of Ohio.

The FAA and NTSB are still investigating. The cause of the crash is still unknown.

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