TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Emergency Plane Landing on the Parkway in Christian County, KY
Date of News Release: 01/07/2006
David Hardin was flying a Cessna 152 from Hopkinsville Airport in a west direction, upon climbing to 600 ft. the planes engine stopped. Mr. Hardin looked for a safe place to make the emergency landing, the only place was the Parkway south bound. The plane struck a couple of power lines on the way down, no damage at the scene or to any private property.
No one was injured; the plane was towed back to the airport by the mechanic. The Kentucky State Police and Hopkinsville City Police were escorting the tow back to the airport.