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Person Killed In Plane Crash Near Barkley Regional Airport

Barkley Regional

A pilot was killed in a plane crash Thursday night near Barkley Regional Airport.


Airport Authority Board Chairman George Bray in a phone call said the pilot was the only person in the plane. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office in a release said the pilot was 49-year-old Clint Hill of Paducah. Hill was a local orthopaedic spine surgeon.Airport Marketing Director Eddie Grant in a statement said the plane was a single-engine PA32R Piper Saratoga.


Grant said the plane was on its final approach when it crashed in a wooded area north of the airport, near Woodville Road. The plane was a general aviation plane and not a commercial flight. The airport remains open with all flights on schedule. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are assisting local officials with an investigation. 


"Liam Niemeyer is a reporter for the Ohio Valley Resource covering agriculture and infrastructure in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia and also serves Assistant News Director at WKMS. He has reported for public radio stations across the country from Appalachia to Alaska, most recently as a reporter for WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio. He is a recent alumnus of Ohio University and enjoys playing tenor saxophone in various jazz groups."
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