The aircraft, a 1965 Champion, model 7GCAA, single engine, fixed wing, was piloted by Mark A. King, age 47, of Bardwell, Ky. One passenger, Jonathan A. Cain, age 20, of Paducah, Ky., was also on board.
It was reported that the collision occurred while the plane was taking off from a field runway strip. The landing gear was torn away and the plane overturned on its top. Both, Mr. King and Mr. Cain, were transported to Lourdes Hospital, Paducah, Ky., for treatment of minor injuries.The Kentucky State Police, Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be continuing the investigation.
Information provided by Cammie Beasley
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