A small plane in Glasgow, Kentucky crashed Sunday afternoon, killing four passengers.
In Barren County, KY, a plane crashed at approximately 2:21pm. The Federal Aviation Administration released in a statement today that the Piper PA32 crashed in south central Kentucky as it was heading to the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport in Somerset, KY.
According to State Trooper Jeremy Hodges, three people were announced dead at the scene while the fourth victim died at a hospital in Bowling Green, KY. It is unclear where the plane was departing from.
According to National Transportation Safety board spokesman Terry Williams, the NTS will arrive at the scene on Monday for further investigation.
According to the NTS, 2015 experienced 415 deaths as a result of an aviation crash. These accidents can occur for a wide variety of reason such as human error, inclement weather, and wild life interference. 2015 is the last year statistics are available.
This tragedy comes less than a week after former professional baseball player Roy Halladay died in a small plane he was piloting.
What do clouds feel like? I didn’t know either until I got my new Icon A5! I’m getting bruises on my arms from constantly pinching myself! pic.twitter.com/BaObEUj3Xo— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) October 13, 2017
Halladay was beloved by millions and well respected in the baseball community. No details or names of the victims in today’s crash have been released to the press.
Regardless, thoughts and prayers to their families and friends.