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Doctor from Paducah killed in Mayfield, Ky. plane crash

Updated: Feb. 23, 2021 at 5:46 PM CST
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MAYFIELD, Ky. (KFVS) - A doctor from Paducah was killed in a plane crash in Mayfield on Monday evening, February 22.

Graves County Sheriff Jon Hayden identified the pilot who died as 60-year-old Dr. Henry Babenco of Paducah.

On Monday, February 22 at 4:55 p.m. deputies from the Graves County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a plane crash near the Mayfield/Graves County Airport.

Investigators said the plane crashed in a field near the intersection of Twin Hill Road and Spence Chapel Road, just north of Interstate 69.

The Graves County coroner confirmed one person died in a plane crash in Mayfield, Ky.
The Graves County coroner confirmed one person died in a plane crash in Mayfield, Ky.(Google Maps)

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane was a single-engine Vans RV-7A and the pilot was the only person onboard.

Sheriff’s office personnel met with the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday morning.

The FAA and NTSB will handle the investigation into the cause of the crash.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the following agencies: Mayfield Fire Department Mayfield, Graves County EMS Mayfield, Graves County Fire Rescue, Kentucky State Police, Graves County Coroner’s Office, Graves County Emergency Management Mayfield and Graves County Airport Board and Management

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