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911 calls reveal moments after pilot crashed plane into Shelby County field

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WADDY, Ky. (WDRB) -- A pilot called for help shortly after crashing his small plane over the weekend in a Shelby County field.

DISPATCHER: "Shelby County 911. What is your emergency?"

PILOT: "Hello, I'm in a plane crash."

Investigators released the call Monday that Steve Roberie made to 911 on Sunday.

The 59-year-old Owen County pilot said he had fueled up in Frankfort and had engine trouble shortly after take-off.

That's when he went down in Waddy near Miles Field.

During the call, it's clear the pilot has no idea where he went down.

DISPATCHER: "Do you see any houses or anything around you?"

PILOT: "No."

DISPATCHER: "No? Ok, is anyone injured?"

PILOT: "I'm injured. I'm in the airplane."

DISPATCHER: OK and um, the plane crashed?

PILOT: "Yes. Engine trouble."

The pilot is at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. His girlfriend says his injuries include broken bones, but he is expected to survive.

The FAA is investigating the crash.

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