Small Plane Crashes Near Louisville Airfield

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A small plane crashed in the front yard of a house near an airfield in Louisville.

Fire officials removed the pilot and took him to a local hospital. No one on the ground was hurt.

The plane went down a few hundred yards away from Bowman Field just before 3 p.m. EST on Sunday.

The single-engine Cessna landed in the front yard of a house, skidded across the street and hit some trees in an adjacent yard, Louisville Fire Chief Gregory Frederick said.

Frederick said the pilot was still inside when emergency officials arrived at the scene. The pilot was extricated and a small fire on the plane was extinguished, Frederick said.

The pilot was apparently attempting to land at Bowman Field, Frederick said. It was not known where the plane originated, he said.

Christine Hoffman, who works at an aviation business at the airport, told The Louisville Courier-Journal she saw a puff of smoke before the plane went down.

A Louisville police spokeswoman said Federal Aviation officials were on their way to the scene.
Information from: The Courier-Journal,

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