TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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KSP Investigating Fatal Plane Crash in Calloway County
Date of News Release: 12/25/2009
(Murray, Ky.)-- Kentucky State Police are on the scene of a plane crash in rural Calloway County. Kentucky State Police, Calloway County deputies, and other emergency responders arrived at the scene just after 3:00 PM to find the wreckage of a small aircraft fully engulfed in flames. The aircraft topped several trees before crashing in a side yard of a residence on Redbud Road, northeast of Murray. The pilot of the aircraft, Michael Davis, 52 of Pleasant View Tennessee, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Calloway County Coroner. According to sources close to Mr. Davis, Mr. Davis's aircraft took off from Leitchfield, KY at approximately 2:00 PM en route to Union City, Tennessee. Kentucky State Police will be conducting the death investigation and will remain on scene overnight to await the arrival of Federal Aviation Administration officials. FAA officials, who are expected to arrive tomorrow, will begin an investigation into the collision. State Police was assisted by Kentucky Emergency Management, Calloway County Fire and Rescue, and Calloway County DES.