Two flying from Frederick die in crash in Ky.

Aircraft was headed to Mississippi

April 28, 2010|By Brent Jones, The Baltimore Sun

Two people died Tuesday when their plane flying from Frederick to Mississippi crashed in eastern Kentucky, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Federal and local investigators removed one of the bodies about 4 p.m. Wednesday from the crash site — a mountainous area 15 miles from Hazard, Ky., officials from the Hazard Sheriff's Department said. The other body was expected to be moved later, a spokesman said.

The plane, a Hawker Beechcraft 58 registered to Island Trading Ltd. of Woodbine, was found about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to the FAA. Flight logs show the aircraft left Frederick about 10:30 a.m., headed for Olive Branch, Miss.

FAA spokeswoman Arlene Salac said local investigators would have to identify the bodies.

Kentucky police were unsure when the victims' names would be released.

The incident marks the second deadly crash originating from Frederick Municipal Airport in eight months. In July, a fiery helicopter crash 10 miles from Hagerstown killed four people, including the son of a Howard County elections official. The Robinson R44 went down on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70.

brent.jones@baltsun.com

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