NTSB investigating plane crash that left 2 dead near Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Courtesy: Christian County Sheriff's Office
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities near Hopkinsville are investigating after a plane crash an Iowa couple dead.
The Christian County Sheriff's Office says the small plane crashed just after noon local time on Shurdan Creek Road. The wreckage was found in a rural, wooded area.
Police said on Saturday two people were killed in the crash when the plane went down. They have been identified as 69-year-old Dominic Giametta, the pilot, and his wife 55-year-old Dr. Dianne Giametta. The two were headed to Alabama.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin released a statement of prayer on Twitter.
Authorities say calls came in to their dispatch about what sounded like an airplane crash. They also received a call from the Fort Campbell Army Airfield, which had been in voice communication with the pilot. When they lost communication three minutes later, they called Christian County's emergency dispatch to begin a search.
NTSB investigating today’s accident in Hopkinsville, KY involving a Beechcraft BE36.