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Plane Crash in the Shelby Gap Community of Pike County

Date of News Release: 09/03/2006

(Pike County, KY) On Saturday, September 2, 2006 at 10:20 AM EST, Post 9-Pikeville, received a call regarding a possible plane crash in the Shelby Gap community of Pike County.

KSP Troopers responded to the scene and in conjunction with Pike County Emergency Management, as well as Pike County Fire and Rescue teams developed a command post in the area below the crash site. Troopers, concerned citizens and volunteers from many different agencies formed search teams attempting to locate the crash site.

On Sunday, September 03, 2006 at approximately 3:55 PM the crash site was located. The crash site was located in rough terrain on a mountainside in the Shelby Gap community.

Although no survivors were found, one fatality has been confirmed. The victim has not been positively identified.

Representatives from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), FAA, Kentucky Medical Examiners Office, Pike County Coroners Office, various Pike County Fire Departments and the Kentucky State Police will meet in the morning to continue the joint investigation in to the crash.

Further press releases will be available as information is obtained.

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