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Airplane crash lands on road in McCracken County

(Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office) (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office)
(Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office) (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office)
(Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office) (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office)
MCCRACKEN COUNY, KY (KFVS) -

An airplane crash-landed on Bonds Road in McCracken County on Sunday.

At 1:32 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a reported plane crash in the 200 block of Bonds Road, just off of Hardmoney Road in the southeastern corner of McCracken County, police said.

The single engine 2 seat experimental airplane had just taken off from the Grow Air Park on Shemwill Lane.

According to the sheriff's office, the pilot and owner of the plane, Samuel Hodges, 47, of Dawson Springs, Ky. said he had just taken off and for unknown reasons the engine started to misfire. He was around 250 feet up when the engine stalled.

Hodges noticed water on the fields, so he attempted to land the plane on Bonds Rd. The plane hit a mailbox with its right wing after Hodges landed. This sent the plane toward the right side of the shoulder where a tree is close to the road.

He then steered the plane to the left to avoid the tree, but his left wheel dropped off the road. This caused the left wing to drop into the fence row and spin the plane around, partially blocking Bonds Rd.

A passenger in the plane, Rose Hodges, was treated at a local hospital with minor injuries.

The crash in being investigated by the FAA to determine the cause of mechanical failure.

The airplane was loaded on a flatbed wrecker and was towed back to a hanger at Farrington Airport.

Assisting at the scene was the Hendron Fire Dept., McCracken County DES/Rescue and Mercy Ambulance.

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