Crashed plane found in Lyon County
Kentucky State Police (KSP) say four people were found dead at the scene of a plane crash near the area of KY 810 South in the Suwanee community of Lyon County. They account for the pilot and remaining passengers.
A caller told police that a 7-year-old girl had walked to his home reporting that she had been involved in a plane crash. The girl was taken to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The girl’s name is not being released by request of the family.
48 year-old Marty Gutzler and 46 year-old Kimberly Gutzler were killed. Their daughter, 9 year-old Piper Gutzler, and her cousin, 14 year-old Sierra Wilder were also killed in that crash.
According to Mark Garland, Area 1 Regional Manager for Kentucky Emergency Management, the downed aircraft was located deep in a heavily wooded remote area south of the Suwanee community.
The FAA Memphis Center did confirm that there was a distress call from a private aircraft in the area of the reported crash. The last contact was at 1800 feet.
According to KSP, the distress call came in around 5:55 p.m. Police got a call around 6:30 p.m.
The plane had left from Key West, Florida and was headed for Mt. Vernon, Illinois when it crashed.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration will be arriving at the site on Saturday.
This story will be updated.
Robert Bradfield is at the scene. You can follow his updates on Twitter by clicking here.