Ultralight plane crash injures 1 in McCracken Co.

Ultralight plane crash injures 1 in McCracken Co.

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - On June 28, at approximately 1 p.m., deputies along with Hendron Fire Department and Mercy Regional EMS were dispatched to the 7100 block of Old Houser Rd on a report of an ultralight plane crash

Deputies located a yellow ultralight plane with significant damage underneath the power lines on Old Houser Road.

Terris Sullivan, 61, of McCracken County, said that he was flying the ultralight and was attempting to land in a field.

Sullivan says that his approach was too fast and he was accelerating into a climb to circle back around when the wind caught the ultralight, pushing the plane to the right and down.

Sullivan says he then saw he wasn't going to be able to clear the power lines so he attempted to go underneath the lines and the ultralight clipped the telephone cables causing him to crash.

Sullivan suffered minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital by private vehicle.

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