One killed in Breathitt County plane crash


FROZEN CREEK, Ky. (WDKY) – Kentucky State Troopers, KSP, and Breathitt County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) confirmed a single-engine plane crashed in the Frozen Creek community of Breathitt County Monday afternoon.

The crash happened in a field at the junction of KY-1812 and KY-378.

Maco Deaton, Chairman of the Julian Carroll Airport in Jackson City says the FAA out of Indianapolis contacted the airport around 2 p.m. to say that a small aircraft went off the radar in Breathitt County.

The FFA was notified of the crash around 1:42 p.m.

KSP was then notified and found the scene on Blanton Bridge Branch road near the Frozen Creek area of Vancleve community.

Trooper Matt Gayheart says State Police is waiting on the flight log for additional information.t Gayheart confirms the accident was fatal, and that at least one person was killed in the crash. The Breathitt County Coroner was called to the scene.

He adds there is still no known cause for the plane crash. The FAA is expected to arrive Tuesday to assess the crash.

This is a developing story we will update this story as more information becomes available.

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