LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Lexington fire and police departments responded to a private plane that crashed on a farm around 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
Jordan Saas, the battalion chief for the Lexington Fire Department said incidents like these are rare but could be extremely dangerous.
“I’ve responded in just the last several years to a couple of these small private plane crashes. There was one on Versailles Road A couple years ago that I was responded to but infrequent, again it's a high-risk low-frequency incident for us,” Saas said.
Amy Caudill with Blue Grass Airport confirmed to Spectrum News 1 that the plane took off from Blue Grass Airport at 8 a.m.
The plane was a two-seat private plane, with two people on board. Saas says both were transported to the hospital for evaluations, with one suffering minor injuries. Saas says the two departments are working with the Bluegrass Airport and Federal Agencies to learn more about the accident.
“Federal Representatives are en route to conduct an investigation. I can confirm that there is a power outage in the area. However, I don't know the extent of that,” Saas said.
The investigation is still currently being conducted. The roads are back open on Athens Walnut Hill. The Federal Aviation Administration has a team on scene to determine and investigate the cause of the plane crash.