Identity released of Hopkinsville plane crash victims - WSMV News 4

Two confirmed dead in plane crash near Hopkinsville

Identity released of Hopkinsville plane crash victims

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A small plane crashed in rural Christian County northwest of Hopkinsville on Friday. (Photo: Donnie Blaine) A small plane crashed in rural Christian County northwest of Hopkinsville on Friday. (Photo: Donnie Blaine)
HOPKINSVILLE, KY (WSMV) -

We now know the names of the two killed in a Hopkinsville, KY plane crash.

Dominic Don Giammetta (pilot) and Dr. Dianne Giammetta of Bettendorf, Iowa were killed when their plane crash in rural Christian County on Friday afternoon.

Investigators say the two were flying to Alabama for a vacation.

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 remains recovered from the crash have been sent to a medical examiners office in Louisville for identification.

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 and NTSB arrived on Saturday to investigate.

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

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