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FAA: Plane crashes, pilot killed

(Photo courtesy Chief Deputy David Maddox with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office) (Photo courtesy Chief Deputy David Maddox with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office)

Associated Press - January 9, 2009 11:54 AM ET

HARDIN, Ky. (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration says a light plane has crashed near the Hardin community of Marshall County in western Kentucky.

Kathleen Bergen says the Cessna 172 struck power lines and crashed Friday morning at 7:05 EST. She said one person died, but the victim's identity has not been released.

Bergen says no specific details were immediately available about what may have caused the crash. She says no flight plan was filed and the pilot was flying under visual flight rules.

Bergen says the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

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