Small plane from Ala. crashes in Ky.

Piper PA-28 Cherokee
Piper PA-28 Cherokee

LEBANON, KY (WSFA) - A small plane from Alabama has crashed near Lebanon, Kentucky.

Emergency officials are on the scene where they confirmed the sole occupant of the aircraft has died.

State Police Sgt. David Gibbs says a trooper found the wreckage Tuesday of a Piper 28 aircraft in a wooded area four miles west of the Springfield/Lebanon airfield.

Gibbs says state police had been looking for the aircraft for about a half-hour after receiving a report at 3:10 CST that the plane had fallen off the radar.

Gibbs says the victim has not yet been identified.

WSFA 12 News' sister station WAVE 3 News in Louisville, Kentucky has a crew headed to the scene. We'll share any information they gather as it becomes available.

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