Multiple fatalities reported in plane crash near Hopkinsville - WSMV News 4

Multiple fatalities reported in plane crash near Hopkinsville

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A small plane crashed in rural Christian County northwest of Hopkinsville on Friday. (Photo submitted) A small plane crashed in rural Christian County northwest of Hopkinsville on Friday. (Photo submitted)
A small plane has crashed in a rural area of Christian County northwest of Hopkinsville. (WSMV) A small plane has crashed in a rural area of Christian County northwest of Hopkinsville. (WSMV)
A small plane crashed in rural Christian County (Photo: Christian County Sheriff's Office) A small plane crashed in rural Christian County (Photo: Christian County Sheriff's Office)
HOPKINSVILLE, KY (WSMV) -

Officials say multiple people have died in a plane crash in rural Christian County on Friday afternoon.

The Christian County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened around 12:10 p.m. at 8694 Shurdan Creek Road near the intersection of Quisenberry Road, a rural area northwest of Hopkinsville.

The exact number of people killed in the crash is unclear at this time.

The FAA said the plane was a Beechcraft Bonanza. The FAA said local officials reported that wreckage was spread over a wide area.

The plane crashed into a line of trees, according to pictures from the scene, in an area that is hilly, according to witnesses.

The FAA has been called in to investigate. Officials are unclear where the plane was from or where it was heading.

The small aircraft can carry up to eight passengers.

A resident in the area told Channel 4 she is hearing lots of sirens from emergency vehicles responding to the scene.

Stay with Channel 4 and WSMV.com for updates on this story.

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