Small plane crashes in Kentucky; Multiple deaths reported

(Courtesy: Christian County Sheriff's Department)

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) – Emergency crews responded to a plane crash in Kentucky Friday afternoon.

It happened before 1:00 p.m. near the 8000 block of Shurdan Creek Road near Hopkinsville, about 80 miles northwest of Nashville.

Multiple people were killed, although it’s unknown how many were onboard at the time of the crash, according to Deputy Chris Miller with the Christian County Sheriff’s Office.

The plane was identified by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Beechcraft Bonanza BE36, a small single-engine aircraft with six seats.

The FAA told officials on the scene the wreckage is spread over a wide area.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced via Twitter they’re also investigating the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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