CHRISTIAN COUNTY, KY -
Authorities are investigating a plane crash that injured two people on the Pennyrile Parkway on Thursday afternoon.
According to the Christian County Sheriff's Department, deputies were alerted to a plane crash around 1:50 pm near the Pennyrile Parkway. They responded and found the crash near the 9th mile marker on the shoulder of the northbound lane.
Two men were inside the plane: Mike and Benjamin Creed, who are father and son. Mike was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be treated for unknown injuries. Benjamin was treated for minor injuries at the scene and then released.
Captain Miller with the sheriff's department said that the plane took off from the Hopkinsville Airport shortly before the crash was reported. The plane, a 1943 Piper, was able to reach altitude, but then lost altitude for an unknown reason. When they noticed they were losing altitude, the two men attempted to turn around and make it back to the airport. They realized this would not be possible, and then attempted an emergency landing on the Pennyrile Parkway which led to the crash.
Two investigations are ongoing: one by the Christian County Sheriff's Department, and the other by the FAA.
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