Four dead in Barren County Plane Crash

A small plane in Glasgow, Kentucky crashed Sunday afternoon, killing four passengers.

In Barren County, KY, a plane crashed at approximately 2:21pm. The Federal Aviation Administration released in a statement today that the Piper PA32 crashed in south central Kentucky as it was heading to the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport in Somerset, KY.

According to State Trooper Jeremy Hodges, three people were announced dead at the scene while the fourth victim died at a hospital in Bowling Green, KY. It is unclear where the plane was departing from.

According to National Transportation Safety board spokesman Terry Williams, the NTS will arrive at the scene on Monday for further investigation.

Officials have identified the four deceased passengers of the airline. Dr. Kyle Stewart, Doug Whitaker, Scott Foster, and his fifteen-year-old son were the four identified bodies.

Stewart was a dentist in Pulaski County, Whitaker, a chaplain for the Somerset Police Department, and Foster, an attorney at law.

Friends say the four were returning from a hunting trip in Tennessee.

According to the NTS, 2015 experienced 415 deaths as a result of an aviation crash. These accidents can occur for a wide variety of reason such as human error, inclement weather, and wild life interference. 2015 is the last year statistics are available.

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