Plane crashes on Pennyrile Parkway in Christian County, USA

Plane Crash Alert

A small plane crashed on the Pennyrile Parkway Thursday afternoon shortly after takeoff from the local airport in Christian County.
 
According to a press release from Christian County Sheriff’s spokesman Detective Captain Chris M. Miller, deputies and emergency personnel were called to Mile Marker 9 on the parkway at around 1:50 p.m. Upon arrival, they discovered a 1943 Piper airplane that crashed on the right shoulder of the parkway, northbound. The deputies spoke with the occupants of the plane – Mike Creed, 58, and his son, Benjamin Creed, 20, both of Fairfax Drive in Hopkinsville – and determined the crash occurred just after the plane took off.
 
The plan had reached altitude, Miller said in the release, but then began losing altitude. The pilot decided to turn back to the airport but was unable to make it, Miller said, and he attempted an emergency landing on the parkway.
 
Mike Creed was transported from the scene by Lifeflight with unknown injuries, Miller said. Benjamin Creed was treated at the scene and released.
 
The FAA is en route to the scene to conduct its own investigation of the crash.

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